first_imgStepping up pressure for a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the murder of senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, a Mumbai-based lawyer filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court on Wednesday.Advocate V.P. Patil also sought special protection for journalists who complain of threats.The matter has been slated for hearing on Thursday.Dey, special investigation editor of daily Mid Day, was shot dead on June 11 by four motorcycle-borne assailants in suburban Powai area. According to police, Dey’s recent articles on oil mafia and underworld gangs could have led to his killing.Following a protest march by over 500 journalists on Monday, the state government had assured to bring in a law to protect journalists, but it refused to hand over the case to the CBI.Seeking CBI probe, the journalists in Mumbai again held a protest on Wednesday and observed a daylong hunger strike at Azad Maidan.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img

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