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Where is Jigna Vora, the real Jagruti Pathak of Netflix series ‘Scoop’ now?

Last Updated on June 7, 2023 at 12:47 pm

Netflix series Scoop has created a lot of buzz in the country especially in the media circles and has brought to the limelight a female journalist Jigna Vora who was arrested in the murder case of a crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey in 2011.

While Vora was acquitted of the charges against her in 2018, her career could not resurrect and she had to leave journalism which was her passion. A lot of people want to know as to what is Jigna Vora the real Jagruti Pathak doing now?

Jigna Vora, a journalist associated with Asian Age, found herself entangled in a complex web of intrigue and suspicion when she became one of the primary suspects in the shocking murder of her fellow reporter, Jyotirmoy Dey from Mid-Day. This unfortunate incident occurred on June 11, 2011, in Hiranandani, Powai, where witnesses observed unidentified assailants taking Dey’s life.

As the investigation progressed, it was revealed that the murderers had connections to the infamous underworld gangster Chhota Rajan and his group of seven individuals. Eventually, both Rajan and Vora were charged by the Mumbai police, who later transferred the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 2016.

In relation to the ongoing investigation, Vora was detained by the Mumbai police on November 25, 2011. At the time, she held the position of deputy bureau chief at the Mumbai Bureau of Asian Age and was 37 years old. The charges against her included allegations of providing Rajan with vital information about Dey, such as his address and the license plate number of his bike.

In February 2012, the Mumbai police filed a charge sheet against Vora, invoking the strict provisions of the Maharashtra Control Of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and several other criminal offenses. Reports indicated that investigators had collected “circumstantial evidence” against Vora, including records of three phone calls she allegedly made to the gangster. Vora, however, clarified that these calls were solely intended to arrange an interview with Rajan.

Rajan claimed that Vora had incited him to carry out the murder due to their supposed “professional rivalry.” Sachin Kalbag, the executive editor of Mid-Day at the time, dismissed Rajan’s allegation, stating that Vora held a junior position compared to Dey and, therefore, couldn’t be considered a rival.

On July 27, 2012, Vora was granted bail and released from custody. The decision was reportedly influenced by the fact that she was a single parent with a young child who needed her care, as reported by the Press Trust of India. Vora later shared her experiences in prison, court hearings, and her years as a crime reporter in her book titled “Behind The Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison,” published in September 2019.

Since her release from prison, Jigna Vora has embarked on a significant shift in her life’s trajectory. Throughout her time in prison, Vora consistently maintained her innocence regarding any involvement in the murder case.

In her book, “Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison,” Vora refutes all the allegations leveled against her and challenges the claims made about her relationship with Chhota Rajan.

Where is Jigna Vora Now? Currently, reports suggest that Vora is involved in providing advice and assistance to individuals through the use of Tarot cards and astrology. Additionally, she is said to be working on various projects related to her psychic abilities, including web series and films.