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Monday, August 29, 2005

In a police state of mind

Frightening news from Chandigarh. The Indian Express reports:
A report by The Indian Express this morning on a complaint against Inspector General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini to the state human rights commission brought the might of the Punjab cops to the reporter’s door.

Throwing all legal norms out of the window, a police team, reporting directly to IGP Saini, stormed into the residence of The Indian Express Principal Correspondent Gautam Dheer and took him away late tonight.

Giving no reason for the arrest, denying him access to a lawyer, police refused to even confirm where they had taken him.
Well, at least the Indian Express is an influential newspaper and can slug it out on their man's behalf. Journalists from smaller, local papers would not get such support. And we wouldn't even hear about them.
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