A one-member committee of the Press Council of India will look into the acid attack on a journalist and his family in Maharashtra allegedly because of his reports against illegal sale of gutkha in the state.
PCI chief Katju has appointed the committee of member Anil Aggarwal to thoroughly investigate into the matter and submit a report at the earliest for further action. Katju has also asked Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to personally look into the matter.
In his order,the PCI chief said he had received a letter from PCI member Anil Aggarwal regarding the attack on Dinesh Choudhary,the Parbhani reporter of Dainik Solapur Tarun Bharat,by five persons,which resulted in injuries to him,his wife and their daughter.
It is alleged that this attack was because of a news item published in the newspaper about large scale illegal sale of gutkha,which is banned in Maharashtra,Katju said.
It was also alleged that for sometime journalists in Maharashtra had been physically attacked by criminals,but no effective action had been taken by the authorities.