A journalist who was arrested by the Punjab Police after a street accident whereas on an project has been granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Live Law reported.
Bhavana Kishore of Times Now, who was concerned within the accident, was taken away in a automotive by a policeman with out the presence of girls personnel, which is towards well-established procedures, the Editors Guild of India stated.
The first info report (FIR) filed towards the reporter with a police station in Ludhiana “seems extreme and with undue haste”, it stated.
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The guild stated on condition that the reporter was on an project, regulation enforcement businesses ought to have exercised due restraint with respect to detention and subsequent submitting of FIR.
The Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC), the National Union of Journalists (India) and the Press Club of India (PCI) had additionally condemned the arrest of the reporter, her cameraperson and their automotive’s driver.
The PCI termed the reporter’s arrest as a “blatant assault on the rights of a journalist”.
“We demand fast withdrawal of faux and lopsided expenses made towards her by Punjab Police and search Punjab chief minister’s intervention on this matter,” it stated.
With inputs from ANI