Mumbai, Jun 18 : A week after the murder of the senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey, the police control room here today received an anonymous phone call from Yemen with the caller saying Indian Mujahideen (IM) was behind the killing.
“A person called from Yemen and said that the IM hired shooters from Kashmir and bumped Dey off,” a senior Crime Branch official said.However the police are verifying the call as IM does not have a presence in Kashmir, the official said.
The police control room received the call at around 5.30 pm. “We are taking all the information seriously given by anybody,” added the official. The official also said that now they have 9 CCTV images with them, using which they have reconstructed the event.
The police official also said they have received the telephone record of the period between 1.31 pm, when Dey left from his mother's place, and 2.45 pm, when he was shot dead.
“This is a crucial time because now we will know who all had called Dey and with whom all he spoke to,” said the official.He said if police get the minute details of those 75 minutes, they will be able to make a “major breakthrough” in the case. PTI