A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai on 31 August framed charges against deported gangster Chhota Rajan in journalist Jyotirmoy Dey's murder case.
The CBI, in its supplementary charge-sheet filed at special MCOCA court in August, had said that Rajan got Dey killed as the journalist was writing two books which would have not been too complimentary to the gangster.
Jyotirmoy Dey, a veteran investigative journalist, in one of the books, is said to have projected Rajan as 'chindi' or inconsequential and Dawood as the 'don of Mumbai'. The chargesheet says when Rajan got to know of this, he was so incensed that he asked his men to kill Dey, reports Hindustan Times.
CBI had recorded statements of 41 witnesses, other than the transcripts of conversations between arrested journalist Jigna Vora and Rajan.
In one of the intercepted conversations, Rajan had reportedly taken the responsibility for killing Dey, which also forms a part of the evidence.
Dey was killed on 11 June, 2011, near Powai Garden while returning home.
According to reports, Kalia, Waghmode, Shinde, Shedge, Fake, Aagvane and Gaikwad had followed Dey, and when he reached near Powai Garden, Kalia allegedly shot him from a .32 bore pistol, and fled.