Mumbai: A special court on Tuesday extended till Jan 16 the judicial custody of city woman journalist Jigna Vora, accused in the J Dey murder case, a lawyer said.

"Special Judge S.M. Modak of MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) court extended her judicial custody," Vora's lawyer Jayesh Vithlani said.

Vora, a deputy bureau chief with a Mumbai daily, was arrested Nov 25 by the Crime Branch of Mumbai police in connection with the June 11 killing of Dey last year. Dey was the editor (Special Investigations) at afternoon tabloid Mid-Day.

According to police, Vora had provided the numbers of Dey's mobile and motorbike and his exact location to absconding mafia don Chhota Rajan.

Dey was gunned down near his residence in Powai, central Mumbai, by motorcycle borne assailants.