Jigna Vora, a crime reporter, wrote Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison, which served as the inspiration for Scoop. Karishma Tanna plays the role of Jagruti Pathak in the Netflix web series. Hansal Mehta has made a comeback with a new true-story-based online series following the success of Scam: 1992. In the Netflix series Scoop, a crime reporter is charged with the murder of another journalist.
The incident that resulted in the arrest of a journalist and shocked the entire country has a true narrative.
Scoop is based on a number of actual incidents that happened in 2011 with crime reporter Jigna Vora. Vora, who was looking into a story involving the notorious gangster Chhota Rajan, was arrested after an understandable course of events.
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The characters’ identities have been changed, even though Scoop is based on a true story. The role of Jagruti Pathak in the netflix series Scoop, played by Karishma Tanna, is based on Jigna Vora, a real-life journalist and author. Jagruti Pathak is a crime reporter and the deputy bureau chief of a newspaper. While Jagruti’s life was going smoothly, one day Nana, a prominent member of Chhota Rajan’s gang, agreed to an interview with Jagruti Pathak.
According to the Scoop trailer, Jagruti Pathak has reliable sources on the ground, which allows her to quickly secure high-profile interviews and even formal confirmation from the police in the event of a major incident or crime. This makes other journalists envious. Things abruptly turn upside down when Jaideb Sen (Prosenjit Chatterjee) is brutally murdered by Chota Rajan’s thugs. After that, Jagruti Pathak is named the primary suspect and taken to jail.
What transpired in the Jigna Vora case, and where is she now?
The Asian Age’s deputy bureau head, Vora, was a Mumbai-based crime reporter for the publication. When she was named a suspect in the 2011 slaying of a fellow journalist, she was 37 years old.
In an interview with Mid-Day, Vora once said that her confidence was what finally led to her demise.
The complete story of the murder case involving J Dey in Scoop
Investigative writer Jyotirmoy Dey worked for Mid-Day and specializes in writing on the criminal underworld. In June 2011, attackers on motorcycles shot him. Seven sharpshooters were caught by the Mumbai Crime Branch after an investigation, and it was later determined that they belonged to Chhota Rajan’s gang, “NANA COMPANY.” As per claims made at the time by the Mumbai Police Commissioner, the shootout is said to have been ordered by Rajan, and Dey’s line of work was kept a secret from the shooters.
However, the case suddenly took a turn when Jigna Vora’s name appeared on the charge sheet. She was charged for her claimed involvement in a dramatic homicide under harsh sections of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and a number of other criminal offences.
The cops found calls between Rajan and Vora.
The police charged Vora in February 2012 after learning that he had been communicating on the phone with Rajan. The chief editor of The Asian Age later denied this claim, stating that Vora was speaking with Rajan about an interview.
In the meantime, Rajan asserted that Vora wanted Dey killed because of their competition and their disagreement as journalists.
In 2016, the CBI received the case.
Now fast forward to 2016, when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took up the investigation into Dey’s murder from the Mumbai Police. A Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court later exonerated Vora of the charges in May 2018. The judge reportedly noted that the circumstantial evidence against Vora was insufficient to convict her.
Vora described the incidents in her book.
The book goes into great detail about Vora’s acquittal and what happened next. She spoke about the tragedy, her detention, and her journalism before being accused of killing Dey.
Now, where is Jigna Vora?
According to sources, Jigna Vora is now a tarot reader and healer who has been healing people and foretelling their futures through astrology for the past five years after overcoming a difficult period in her life.