Mumbai: A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai on Monday framed charges against 10 accused, including arrested scribe Jigna Vora, in the journalist J Dey murder case of 2011.
“The court has framed charges against Vora and nine others under sections of MCOCA, Indian Penal Code, besides other acts. All the accused have pleaded innocence,” said a crime branch official.
Special judge AL Pansare read out the charges to all accused after which they all pleaded not guilty.
The court has charged the accused with being part of the underworld gang run by fugitive gangster Chhota Rajan, besides hatching a conspiracy and killing Dey.
Dey, a senior journalist with Mid-Day, was shot dead in suburban Powai on June 11, 2011 by assailants who followed him on motorcycles.