Initially investigative officials claimed that oil mafia or an underworld don might have killed Dey as the journalist might have hampered some of their projects with his articles.
Police earlier had arrested four people suspecting their connection with Dey's murder, though they were released shortly. Now, media reports started pointing at the police itself.
Times of India reported that Mumbai police succeeded to access Dey's emails, SMSs and notes and received some clues which help them (police) to progress their investigation in the murder case.
The same media reports also informed that Dey had "very sensitive pictures of a senior police official". Now, this revelation adds more fuel to the allegations which were raised against police officials. Earlier, Mumbai ACP, Anil Mahabole was transferred over his alleged links with underworld over Dey's murder.
J Dey was brutally killed on Jun 11, when he was shot dead in the broad daylight outside his Mumbai residence in Powai. He was working as the chief crime reporter with MiD DAY.
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday, Jun 21 is expected to pronounce its judgment on the investigation in the murder case. Mumbai's journalists forum urged the court to appoint CBI in the probe, however, Mumbai police has claimed to solve the case soon.