J Dey Murder Case: Court Seeks Chhota Rajan's Reply For Voice Samples

05/02/2016 2:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Indian national Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, 55, known in India as Chhota Rajan, is brought out from a holding cell at the Bali police headquarters in Denpasar on Bali island on November 2, 2015. An alleged Indian crime boss wanted in his home country for up to 20 murders has been arrested in Indonesia after two decades on the run, police said October 26. Nikalje had been evading police in several countries for years, with Interpol flagging him as a wanted man back in 1995. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

MUMBAI -- In a case pertaining to the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, a Mumbai Court on Friday sought Chhota Rajan's reply regarding the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)'s plea to obtain permission to collect the underworld don's voice sample.

The next date of hearing in this case has been scheduled for 11 February.

"We have to file a reply for CBI's application. They have demanded voice samples. We will file reply and then see," said Rajan's legal counsel Anshuman Sinha.

Meanwhile, Rajan has said he would agree to give voice samples only after consulting his lawyers.

"He first agreed but then said that he would decide on the matter only after discussing with his lawyer," said another advocate Avinash Rasal.

On 19 January, the court gave CBI the permission to interrogate Rajan and adjourned the hearing till 5 February.

On 7 January, Special Judge A.L. Pansare explained the J. Dey case to Rajan and sent him into custody.

Rajan, a former key aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was arrested at Bali airport in Indonesia on 25 October after he arrived from Australia, and was later deported to India.

He is facing around 70 cases in Maharashtra, which includes the J Dey murder case.

Dey, a veteran crime reporter, was shot dead in Powai by motorcycle-borne shooters on 11 June, 2011 allegedly at the command of Rajan.

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