Hisar DSP (Headquarters) Ashok Kumar said the journalists raised concerns about the FIR against their colleague Anoop Kundu. “I have assured them that no injustice will be done. We will ensure a thorough probe into the matter,” he told The Indian Express.
Two reporters were gunned down, while a third was found dead in the trunk of a car. Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, with a majority of the murder cases going unsolved.
According to the victim, the accused took offence of a story he had done a few days back for his newspaper regarding the "inefficient" work carried out in the beautification drive of a pond in Bhagdawada.
During court proceedings before Judge U Ye Lwin, a police officer testified that the chief of police had ordered that "secret documents" should be planted on the reporters, and they should be charged with possessing them.
Bukhari had "approached the Chief Minister only a few days ago for increased security. Yet who could have imagined that this gentle soul would become a target. Why? former special director of the Intelligence Bureau A S Dulat asked.