Journalist Upendra Rai, who is in judicial custody in the first FIR, has moved the court seeking quashing of the second FIR lodged on May 5 for the alleged extortion of Rs 15 crore from a Mumbai-based builder by claiming to be an income tax "power broker".
“As per our information, Keshri had gone to the centre in connection with some story. However, nobody knows what happened and suddenly he was found hanging. He used to work with the Rashtriya Naveen Mail and also for the training of sahiyas,” said Santosh Srivastava, a Palamu-based journalist.
Along with the complaint, Prabhakaran also submitted to the police web links and other details of the defamatory social media posts. The journalist is a chief news producer with Manorama News television channel and hosts the nightly news debate.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): High drama was witnessed at the Patiala House court yet again on Wednesday where two groups of lawyers were seen raising slogans inside the court premises and beating up each other including journalists. One of the journalists from Firstpost Tarique Anwar on Wednesday said that there were two groups in the Patiala House court, one was “pro-Kanhaiya” and another one was “anti-Kanhaiya” group. He added that when he took a photo of the scuffle, lawyers started beating him up and police stood like a mute spectator. He further added that he has photos to prove and can identify them. Earlier on Monday, a group of lawyers and others, including Delhi BJP legislator O.P. Sharma, were seen beating up reporters and students, calling them ‘anti-national’.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): A scuffle broke out between students and lawyers outside the Patiala House court complex on Monday during the hearing of an alleged sedition case involving Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. The students, who have been demanding Kumar's release, alleged that they were roughed up by lawyers when they entered the court premises. During scuffle, three journalists were also attacked by the lawyers inside the court premises. A CPI (M) activist said lawyers thrashed a journalist severely. He also said the court would not decide the matter, but the students themselves. An eyewitness said he was waiting peacefully when the lawyers pointed towards them, abused them and called them Pakistanis.
Ahmedabad, Jan 21 (ANI): A convict in the Gujarat riots case, out on parole, allegedly assaulted a journalist in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening, when she met him for an interview. Revati Laul, who is writing a book on 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case convicts, alleged that she was punched and slapped by Suresh Chhara. She said she was questioning him at his house in the Naroda area of Ahmedabad during an interview. She added that she managed to escape after Chhara's son and some neighbours intervened. Laul was treated at a government hospital, and later she lodged a complaint at the Vejalpur police station.