The Press Council of India has asked the Uttar Pradesh government and state police to submit a report on the killing of Unnao-based journalist Shubham Mani Tripathi.
Tripathi, 25, worked for Kanpur-based newspaper Kampu Mail. He was shot dead on June 19 in Unnao.
The body said in a statement on Friday that it “highly condemns the incident of killing of a young journalist”. It said “taking suo motu cognizance in the matter”, it has directed the Uttar Pradesh government through its Chief Secretary and Director General of Police “to submit a report on the facts of the case at the earliest”.
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