City police probing the killing of veteran reporter J. Dey on Saturday searched the residence of journalist Jigna Jitendra Vora who was arrested in the case on Friday and seized her laptop.
A team of investigators searched the residence of Ms. Vora in Ghatkopar and her laptop was seized, said a crime branch official.
Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy confirmed that Ms. Vora’s laptop was confiscated but refused to divulge further details.
Ms. Vora (37), Deputy Bureau Chief ofThe Asian Age, was arrested on Friday under the stringent Maharashtra control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for her alleged role in the murder of Dey.
“We are gathering more evidences to strengthen our case. As part of this step, her laptop has been seized. Our men will also check her office computer soon and check all the stories the journalist had filed in the recent past,” said another official.
Dey was shot dead in Powai on June 11, 2011 by assailants who followed him on motorcycles. The murder was allegedly executed at the behest of underworld don Chhota Rajan, according to police.
Investigators alleged that Ms. Vora had knowledge of malicious intentions of Rajan when she provided him information about Dey.
They suspect that professional rivalry could be one of the reasons that led Ms. Vora to provide Rajan information about Dey.