J Dey murder case verdict: Chhota Rajan Convicted

The verdict is finally out and a special court in Mumbai had convicted underworld don Chhota Rajan alias Rajendra Nikhalje in connection with the J Dey murder case.


On the other hand, Journalist Jigna Vora and Joseph Paulsen have been acquitted by the court due to lack of evidence against them. It took close to seven years after senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey (J Dey) was murdered in broad daylight in Mumbai.



J Dey, 56, was the Editor (Investigations) of Midday Eveninger, and was shot dead on June 11, 2011, near his Powai residence in central suburban Mumbai in a broad daylight.


Rajan has been lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi since 2015. He attended the trial via video-conferencing. There are at least 70 other cases pending against Rajan. He is a convict in a fake passport case in 2017 and currently serving a seven-year jail term.