JFA demands proper investigation into Haryana scribe’s murder

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Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam  (JFA) expresses concern over the
killing of another journalist to increase the tally of victims up to
five in the last seven months of 2017 in India. The forum demands a
proper probe into the incident relating to the murder of television
journalist Surender Singh Rana on  29 July in Haryana.

The local media reports revealed that Rana, who was associated with
the Jammu-based news channel JK 24×7 News, was shot dead at  Gurugram
locality in broad daylight by four persons after an aggravated
arguments. The young reporter was taken to a nearby hospital where he
was declared brought dead.

The Gurugram police claimed that  Rana, who possessed a licensed
revolver, was targeted because of monetary disputes. The case was
registered at the civil lines police station under sections 302
(murder), 34 (murderous act committed by several person) of the IPC
and 25-54-59 of the arms act. The police have already identified all
four individuals involved with the murder and started searching for
them.

“Whatever the reason behind the murder, the case should be properly
investigated by the authority. India has already lost four scribes
(Hari Prakash from Jharkhand, Brajesh Kumar Singh from  Bihar, Shyam
Sharma & Kamlesh Jain from Madhya Pradesh) to assailants this year and
nobody has been made accountable for the crimes till date,” said the
JFA statement issued by president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava
Thakuria.

This Press Release was sent by T Navajyoti, who can be contacted at tnavajyoti(at)gmail(dot)com.

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