Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here on Monday that the Mumbai police had obtained some concrete leads in the J. Dey murder case. The police have released the sketch of an accused who is suspected to have shot the senior reporter.

The suspect, in the 20-25 age group, is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and of medium-build. Police said that he had a dark complexion. “The sketch has been prepared on the basis of an account given by an eye-witness,” Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy told The Hindu.

The police have said that they had received a few concrete leads and they would crack the case soon.

Mr. Roy said around 20 persons had been questioned so far. “We have formed five teams. Around 70 to 80 officers are working on the case.”

When asked if elements within the police department would also be interrogated after some such names cropped up, Mr. Roy said that the Crime Branch would investigate all the possibilities.

Official sources said two police teams had gone out of the city to follow some important leads.

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