Journo arrest flayed

KUMARHATTI: The media fraternity of Parwanoo and Kalka have enraged over Parwanoo police biased attitude to book a Kalka based senior journalist of vernacular along with his wife and two other person past midnight. In a representation to Solan SP today the office bearers of Parwanoo and Kalka Press Clubs and Himachal Patarkaar Sangh have expressed deep anguish over the police haste one sided act to arrest the journo.

The journo was arrested by the police past midnight after a case under section 452 of IPC has been registered against him. The journo along with others was accused to beat up Pandit Rajinder Sharma at his home in Sector 1, Parwanoo.

The trouble started after the journo carried the panchaal written by a Kalka based Pandit in his newspaper. Reacting to this, Pandit Rajinder Sharma decided to challenge the published material authenticity. To stage his complaint, Pandit Rajinder Sharma called up at journo home last night. The journo wife had picked up the phone. On phone Pandit Rajinder Sharma has allegedly threatened to carry baseless information under the name of a fake person. Pandit Rajinder Sharma has allegedly misbehaved with the journo’s wife.

Unable to bear this insult the journo along with the wife, her brother and a man under whose name the panchaal was published rushed to Pandit Rajinder Sharma’s home.

As per Pandit Rajinder Sharma he was manhandled by journo for opposing to some wrong thing.

The Parwanoo police led by its DSP, Mr. Rajinder Thakur have acted in pure partial manner, blamed Mr. Satish Singla and Mr. Madan Mehra, Presidents of Parwanoo Press Club and Himachal Patarkaar Sangh, Kasauli Tehsil respectively.

They said the arrested was made without knowing the other side of case. It was an attack on press, they maintained. Pandit Rajinder Sharma was under liquor influence when he called up at journo home. They sought immediate rejection of the case against journo. The media persons also approached Mr. Rajiv Bindal the HP Health Minister to intervene in the matter.

Meanwhile as per police, the journo has taken law into his hand. Pandit Rajinder Sharma was badly roughed by journo without any provocation, the police said.

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