Women Journalists Accuse Tripura Cops Of "Intimidation", Named In FIR

Women Journalists Accuse Tripura Cops Of "Intimidation", Named In FIR

Newsdesk |
November 14, 2021

Two women journalists in Tripura have been named in an FIR (first information report) after a complaint by a supporter of the right-wing group Vishva Hindu Parishad. The journalists - Sammriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha - alleged that the cops came to their hotel early this morning and "intimidated" them; they said they were covering the recent incidents of violence in the state.

New Delhi, 14 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV,The journalists have been accused of "promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion" under Section 153-A and "being a part of criminal conspiracy" under  Section 120 (B) of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) in the complaint filed by Kanchan Das.  Even as Ms Sakunia alleged in a tweet that they were not allowed to leave the hotel, sources claimed a team of cops "only served a notice"  to them, and later asked them to appear for questioning on November 21. "Based on an FIR, we today went to meet the journalists who were staying in a hotel in Dharmanagar sub-division of Tripura's north district. We took their permission and spoke with them which for basic information. We served them a notice. They requested us to give some time so then they can appear with their lawyer. The permission was given. I believe they have already left," a police officer said. 

Source - NDTV


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