Mamta Banerjee govt files FIR against Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary
According to Sudhir Chaudhary, Senior Editor at Zee News, the FIR, which includes some non bailable sections was filed against Chaudhary as well as a Zee News reporter and a cameraperson for covering the Dhulagarh riots in West Bengal.
Sudhir Chaudhary, Senior Editor at Zee News, in a Facebook post, has claimed that the Mamta Banerjee govt of West Bengal has filed an FIR against him along with Zee News reporter Pooja Mehta and cameraperson Tanmay Mukherjee.
“It's another low point in our democracy to see a democratically elected govt using police force to curb media in an effort to suppress uncomfortable facts and reality. When you can't manage media, use the state machinery to conquer the media only to conceal the failures of your administration. It shows the intolerance of a chief minister who is using the state machinery as her personal fiefdom and acting like a feudal lord,” wrote Chaudhary in the post.
He also tweeted about the incident:
I must salute my colleague Pooja Mehta for her courage and guts. She is just 25&got the taste of Mamta's— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) December 27, 2016
Intolerance so early in life. https://t.co/9jMDbFeTn8
A democratically elected Govt using police to curb the media which shows riots story against its wishes?So undemocratic!Whats the message??— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) December 27, 2016
On December 13, clashes between two communities erupted following Milad-ul-Nabi celebrations in Dhulagarh.
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