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UP journalists meet Nitish in Lucknow over killing of fellow scribe in Bihar

LUCKNOW || A delegation of Indian Federation of Working Journalist (IFWJ) met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Lucknow on Sunday and demanded arrest and compensation in the case of gruesome killing of journalist Raj Ranjan Dev in Siwan.

IMG-20160515-WA0007The IFWJ delegation led by national vice-president, Hemant Tiwari called upon Nitish Kumar in Lucknow on Sunday and submitted a memorandum demanding prompt action in the case. The IFWJ delegation told Nitish that incidents of attacks and threat to journalists is on a rise these days.

It said that on Friday, May 13, 2016, Bureau Chief of Hindi Daily Hindustan, Raj Ranjan Dev was sprayed with bullets in the daylight. IFWJ demanded that culprits in the case be arrested immediately and the conspirators should be booked under serious charges.

Demanding Rs 25 lakh as compensation to the kins of slain journalist Rajranjan Dev, IFWJ delegation also said that one of the family member be given government job. The IFWJ vice-president Hemant Tiwari said that in the wake of rising attacks on journalists Bihar government should bring in act to ensure safety and security of scribes.

The IFWJ delegation included national secretary Siddharth Kalhans, national council members Utkarsh Sinha, Mohd Kamran, Shabahat Hussain Vijeta, Rajesh Mishra, Bhaskar Dubey, Indresh Rastogi and others.