Journalist associations set a deadline – October 1 – for the administration to take motion towards the accused who attacked senior journalist Kamal Shukla. Failing which, they stated, they’ll go on an indefinite dharna from October 2 in entrance of the chief minister’s home in Raipur.
A senior journalist working with an area day by day in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar area, Shukla was overwhelmed up publicly and allegedly threatened with dire penalties when he went to a police station to register a case towards individuals who had overwhelmed up one other journalist allegedly over some information report on Saturday.
Shukla has alleged Jitendra Singh Thakur, a former president of Kanker Nagar Palika; Gaffar Memon, a consultant of native Congress MLA; Shadaab Khan, a corporator; native scribe Ganesh Tiwari and others roughed him up.
One of many accused, stated Shukla, additionally brandished a pistol throughout the assault and the accused have been Congress leaders and employees.
Journalists of Chhattisgarh have additionally demanded that the accused be booked underneath extra stringent sections of the IPC.
“Journalist associations, together with me, are demanding the cost of try to homicide (part 307 ) be added within the FIR. We’re additionally demanding that the collector and superintendent of police (SP) of Kanker district ought to be eliminated,” Kamal Shukla advised HT.
“The journalists of Chhattisgarh will collect on October 2 in Raipur and begin a dharna in entrance of CM home,” Shukla added.
A memorandum was additionally submitted by journalists to Governor Anusuiya Uike through which the journalists sought motion.
In the meantime, Sunderaj P, Inspector Basic of Police (Bastar vary), advised HT the investigation is underway. “We’re investigating the case from all angles,” the IG stated.
On Sunday, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel assured strict motion towards the accused.
“What has occurred is improper. No matter social gathering affiliations, the motion has been taken towards the accused individuals. It’s a matter of investigation whether or not the accused had introduced a pistol. Whether it is discovered to be true, additional sections (of the IPC) will probably be included within the case,” the CM stated whereas answering reporters on Sunday.