Updated: June 16, 2015 1:42:33 am
Journalists in Muzzafarnagar on Monday cut power and water supply to the residence of UP Cabinet minister Chitranjan Swaroop while protesting against lack of action against another minister, Ram Murti Singh Verma, who has been booked for the alleged killing of freelance journalist Jagendra Singh in Shahjahanpur.
Raising anti-government slogans and wearing black badges, hundreds of journalists laid a siege to the residence of the minister in Muzzafarnagar. They were demanding immediate arrest of Verma, who is allegedly absconding.
A heavy police force, including the women officers, rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control after assuring the protesters that Minister Swaroop will meet them soon.
“The minister has assured us that he will take up the issue with Chief Minister soon. We have also demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident,” said Satish Malik, one of the protesting journalists.
“We have made adequate security arrangements to ensure that nothing untoward happens,” said Sanjeev Bajpai, Circle Officer, City.
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