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Maha govt to conduct inquiry into Dey killing

Mumbai: Condemning the killing of a senior journalist here, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said that police will conduct an in-depth inquiry into the incident to nab the culprits and ensure that they get stringent punishment.

"Media plays an important role in democracy and efforts to terrorise media will be foiled," Chavan said after senior investigative journalist Jyoti Dey was shot dead by motorcycle-borne killers in broad daylight in Mumbai`s central suburb of Powai on Saturday afternoon.

The Chief Minister, who was on an official tour to Pune, contacted the Mumbai Police Commissioner and directed him to carry out a detailed inquiry immediately into the incident.

"Dey`s killers should be caught immediately and stringent action should be taken against them," he said, adding, "All steps would be taken to ensure that journalists are able to perform their duty without fear."

The Chief Minister expressed his condolence on Dey`s death.

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