PCI takes note of alleged misbehaviour with journalist by Mumbai Police, issues notice to Maharashtra govt

The Press Council of India (PCI) on Thursday took note of the alleged misbehaviour with the journalist of a daily in Mumbai by the local police and said it views such incidents with concern.

Press Trust of India November 30, 2018 07:40:26 IST
PCI takes note of alleged misbehaviour with journalist by Mumbai Police, issues notice to Maharashtra govt

New Delhi: The Press Council of India (PCI) on Thursday took note of the alleged misbehaviour with the journalist of a daily in Mumbai by the local police and said it views such incidents with concern.

PCI takes note of alleged misbehaviour with journalist by Mumbai Police issues notice to Maharashtra govt

File image of Mumbai Police. AFP

A statement by the Council referred to the Tuesday incident at Azad Maidan in Mumbai during coverage of the protest against a proposed oil refinery.

"A Notice for Statement in Reply has been issued to the government of Maharashtra and the concerned sub-inspector. The Council views with concern such incident, which tends to undermines the freedom of the press," the statement said.

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