The much-awaited series of the year created by veteran filmmaker Hansal Mehta- Scoop was released on Netflix on June 2, 2023, and in no time started buzzing on social media. Starring Karishma Tanna in the lead role along with actors like Harman Baweja, Ravi Mahashabde, Zeeshan Aayub, and more, Scoop was highly-awaited as it was created by the makers of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story which impressed fans and actor Pratik Gandhi even won Filmfare OTT Awards for his acting. Created by Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul, Scoop is a true story based on the book written by journalist Jigna Vora, 'Behind Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison'. Scoop showcases the infamous murder case of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey for which Jigna was accused as a conspirator by the Police. Assuming you have landed on this page, there are multiple questions revolving around Scoop True Story or Scoop Real Story or about real-life Jagruti Pathak i.e. Jigna Vora. To know the answer continue reading-

Scoop True Story

Although Scoop is a true story, the names of the characters have been changed. Karishma Tanna plays the character of a crime reporter named Jagruti Pathak who is also the Deputy Bureau Chief of a newspaper, Jagruti Pathak's character is based on real-life journalist and writer Jigna Vora. While Jagruti's life was going fine, one day, Jagruti Pathak lands an interview with one of the big underworld names, Nana, who belongs to Chhota Rajan's gang. Scoop's trailer showcased that Jagruti Pathak had good sources on the field due to which she easily gets high profile interviews and even confirmation from the Police officials if any crime or big incident takes place. This envies her other fellow journalists. Suddenly, things go upside down when Jaideb Sen (Prosenjit Chatterjee) is murdered in cold blood by Chota Rajan's men. Following that, Jagruti Pathak becomes the main suspect and is sent off to jail.

Now, the question arises what happened in the Jigna Vora case and where is she now? Everything is answered below-

What happened in Jigna Vora's case?

Writer & Journalist Jigna Vora was Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Asian Age when in 2012 she was named in the chargesheet of the Mumbai Crime Branch in the murder of another journalist named Jyotirmoy Dey. Jyotirmoy Dey was an investigative journalist of Mid-Day who specialized in writing about the underworld. In June 2011, he was shot dead by motorcycle-borne sharpshooters. On investigation, the Mumbai Crime Branch arrested seven sharpshooters from different locations and later it was found that they belonged to Chhota Rajan's gang "NANA COMPANY". Mumbai Police Commissioner (Then) had stated that the shootout was carried out on the behest of Rajan, and the shooters were allegedly kept in dark about the profession of Dey.

However, the case took a shocking turn when the Crime Branch added Jigna Vora's name to the charge sheet. She was slapped under stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and various other penal offenses for her alleged role in sensational murder. As per reports, Jigna Vora had been under the Mumbai police's radar since July 2011 after the police intercepted a conversation between Manoj, brother of Vinod Asrani, who was arrested, and the gangster Chhota Rajan. The police alleged that Vora had supplied the address and license plate number of Dey's motorcycle to Chhota Rajan. Police alleged that Vora's professional rivalry was the reason she committed the crime. Mumbai Crime Branch alleged that Jigna Vora incited underworld don Chhota Rajan to kill fellow journalist J Dey in 2011.

However, in July 2012, Jigna Vora was granted bail. Then, finally, in 2018, the trial court acquitted Vora and another accused Joseph Paulson of all charges, However, the government appealed against their acquittal in the Bombay High Court. Later the Bombay High Court upheld the trial court's judgment as well. The Court in its judgment had said that the investigative agency had made its case against Vora, primarily on several phone calls and some witnesses in the case. However, none of these phone calls established that the killing was carried out at Vora's behest. As a result, Jigna Vora was acquitted of all charges.

It is pertinent to mention here that True Scoop News had covered Jigna's story in detail as well.

Hansal Mehta's Scoop true story: Who is real-life journalist Jagruti Pathak? All about Jigna Vora's case

Where is Jigna Vora now?

As per reports, after battling tough phase in her life, Jigna Vora is now a tarot reader and healer who has been healing people and predicting their future through astrology for the past five years.

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