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TV journalists quizzed for ‘stealing’ NSUI papers

The police are interrogating three television journalists for allegedly stealing some important documents from a National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) meeting in which Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was present.

The police are interrogating three television journalists for allegedly stealing some important documents from a National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) meeting in which Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was present.

The meeting was held on January 22 at the Constitution Club and about 25 print and television journalists were present.

On Friday and Saturday,officers from the Parliament police station called the three journalists — Sandeep Sonwalkar from Aaj Tak,Mithilesh from Live India and Raman Jha from News 24 — for questioning.

In its complaint,the NSUI reportedly said the missing document was “highly secret”. NSUI president Hibi Eden said,“Some important documents went missing after the television journalists entered the hall when everybody was out for lunch. When we returned,many of the internal documents and a research paper were missing.

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“Some questionnaires that were to be distributed at the meeting were also missing.”

An NSUI member said,“The incident had nothing to do with Rahul Gandhi. The documents belonged to the NSUI.” He said the documents had some write-ups related to the “Satyam fraud” and “Obama’s rise in America” — they did not contain Rahul’s speech as reported by the media earlier,he stressed.

According to sources,the AICC general secretary,after hearing about it,ticked off the journalists for the act; an FIR was lodged later due his intervention. Rahul,who was present in the Constitution Club since 9 am that day,reportedly insisted that the police be informed.

The Congress MP has been addressing a series of NSUI meetings and workshops as part of his plan to rejuvenate the frontal organisations and get political workers from the educated and professional classes to join the party.