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Journalist Shot At In UP’s Ghaziabad In Front Of Daughters, 9 Held

Ghaziabad (UP): A Ghaziabad-based journalist was hospitalised after he was shot at by some assailants close to his dwelling and 9 folks have been arrested to this point in reference to the case, police stated on Tuesday.

The assault comes days after Vikram Joshi, who works with an area each day, lodged a grievance on the native Vijay Nagar police submit in opposition to some folks for harassing his niece on July 16.

Joshi was returning dwelling in Vijay Nagar space together with his two daughters on a bike when he was waylaid by over half a dozen armed males at round 10.30 pm on Monday, officers stated.

The journalist was shot within the head by one of many accused, who then fled the spot, leaving him severely injured. He was taken to a hospital the place he’s in a important situation, they stated.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad, Kalanidhi Naithani stated 9 folks, together with two of the three named within the FIR, have been arrested whereas the native police submit in-charge was suspended within the wake of the incident.

The FIR was registered underneath Indian Penal Code sections 307 (tried homicide), 506 (felony intimidation) and 34 (act finished by a number of folks with a standard intention) on grievance by Joshi’s brother Aniket Joshi, Naithani stated.

The FIR had three named suspects Chhotu, Akash Bihari and Ravi in addition to some unidentified folks. Chhotu and Ravi have been arrested, whereas searches are underway to nab Akash and 6 police groups are engaged on the case, he added.

The police have additionally arrested Mohit, Dalbir, Akash, Yogendra, Abhishek, Abhishek and Shaqir primarily based on proof in reference to the case, Naithani added.

In his grievance lodged on the Vijay Nagar police submit, Joshi had named Chhotu, Ravi and Akash, his household alleged.

The journalist was given a life risk by the accused males, based on the allegations made within the FIR.

The household has alleged insufficient motion by the native police submit in-charge, who has been suspended with fast impact contemplating the gravity of the matter. A departmental inquiry has been ordered and the native Circle Officer will probe the matter, SSP Naithani stated.

In the meantime, Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked the Uttar Pradesh authorities over the law-and-order state of affairs within the state following the incident.

“Ghaziabad falls in NCR. Going by the state of law and order here, one can get an idea of the situation in the entire state of UP. A journalist was shot at because he complained to the police against molestation of his niece. How will common man feel safe in such a jungle raj,” she stated in a tweet in Hindi.

(PTI)

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