Mumbai, Jul 3: Around 50 supporters of slain TV executive Neeraj Grover, today held a protest rally from Dheeraj Solitaire building, where he was stabbed to death, in suburban Malad to Tulip Star Hotel in Juhu, demanding justice.
The protest rally was led by filmmaker Ashok Pandit for the gruesome murder of Grover.
“Earlier in the day, police picked up 15 supporters and took them to Bangur Police station, as they said that they did not have permission to hold the rally. Later, I called up Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam and he intervened in the matter. After talking to a senior police officer, we were granted permission to hold the protest rally,” Pandit told PTI.
The supporters were detained and were later released by the police. Those who joined the protest rally include actor Raza Murad, television actress Jaya Bhattacharya and actress-VJ Teejay Sidhu among others.
The candle light vigil will be held in the evening at Sykz fitness centre at Lokhandwala at 6 pm.
On May 7, 2008, Grover was killed at Kannada actress Maria Susairaj's flat by her enraged fiancé Emile Jerome Matthew, a naval officer, after he found the TV executive sleeping in Maria's bedroom.
After the murder, Jerome and Susairaj chopped the victim's body and stuffed it in bags. They then drove to the jungles of Manor, in Thane district, where they set Grover's remains on fire. PTI