| Lucknow |
October 20, 2020 2:38:37 am
A COURT in Bijnor has refused to take cognizance of a police chargesheet filed towards 5 native journalists on the bottom that there’s “inadequate proof” towards them. The journalists had been booked final yr on a number of prices, together with selling enmity, for allegedly working “faux information” relating to alleged denial of water to a Scheduled Tribe household from a handpump and in addition for allegedly placing up posters claiming that the household’s home was on sale.
The police not too long ago filed a chargesheet towards the journalists — Ashish Tomar, Shakeel Ahmed, Moin, Amir and Lakhan. Ashish and Shakeel had been named within the FIR and police mentioned the names of Moin, Amir and Lakhan cropped up throughout investigation.
“The court docket refused to take cognizance of the chargesheet due to inadequate proof towards the journalists,” mentioned authorities counsel, Bijnor, Neeraj Kumar. The court docket additionally directed that the Superintendent of Police, Bijnor, learn in writing in regards to the “misguided investigation executed within the case”.
The case dates to August final yr when two households clashed over water at Titarwala Basi village in Mandawar police station space. One of the households, belonging to the Dalit neighborhood, allegedly refused to permit the opposite, from the ST neighborhood, to gather water from a hand pump. On being knowledgeable, a police crew reached the village and resolved the dispute. After the police left, the households once more clashed.
On September 6, a police crew visited the village after sections of the media reported that ST household put up posters on an “exodus” from the village. The police mentioned a member of the family had instructed them that on September 5, four-five journalists put up the poster, which additionally mentioned the home was on the market, regardless of her elevating an objection.
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