NEW DELHI: Two outstanding media organisations have claimed that some journalists are being incessantly summoned to police stations in Delhi for interrogation in circumstances of arrests of their colleagues and made to attend for hours, significantly hampering their regular skilled duties.
In a memorandum to Union House Minister Amit Shah, the Press Affiliation and the Press Membership of India additionally mentioned that they haven’t any intention to create any hurdle within the strategy of investigation however journalists ought to be contacted to interrogate in a mutually agreed and handy date, time and the venue.
“It was delivered to our discover that among the journalists are incessantly summoned to the police stations for interrogation by the investigative companies in reference to circumstances of arrests of fellow journalists.
“It has been noticed that the journalists, most of them accredited to the Authorities of India, are referred to as to police stations and made to attend for hours significantly hampering their regular skilled duties,” the memorandum mentioned.
The 2 media our bodies mentioned the journalists have been requested routine questions and let off within the evening or after lengthy hours, with instructions to them to look once more.
“In our view this creates hurdles in discharging their skilled duties, particularly in view of the pandemic disaster created by COVID-19,” they mentioned.
The Press Affiliation and the Press Membership of India mentioned they want to make it very clear that journalists will totally cooperate with the investigating companies and the very best method is to contact the journalists involved and interrogate them in a mutually agreed and handy date, time and the venue.
“The venue could be both close to his dwelling or workplace and it ought to be accomplished in a stipulated time in order that the journalists can carry out their skilled duties additionally.
“We now have no intention to create any hurdle within the strategy of investigation and (are) the truth is of the view that reality ought to prevail within the case, responsible ought to be punished and let the legislation takes its personal course,” they mentioned.