In a secret operation, three accused nabbed on national highway

A Mumbai police team tracked down three suspects in the journalist Jyotirmoy Dey murder case to Rameswaram in southern Tamil Nadu and nabbed them in a top secret operation on a national highway, a senior police officer said.

The officer told The Hindu that the operation was carried out by the Mumbai police a couple of days ago. “The State police did not provide any assistance to them. However, we were orally informed.”

Based on intelligence that the three suspects — running for cover after the June 11 murder of the senior crime journalist — were possibly heading towards Rameswaram in a vehicle, the police team picked up their trail in Tamil Nadu.

Sensing that the police were on their heels, the gang members changed their plans and proceeded towards another unknown destination. As the police team was convinced about the presence of the suspects in that particular vehicle, which was also corroborated by various other details, it surrounded them on a national highway at gun-point. They did not offer any resistance to the police personnel.