Girls Journalists Accuse Tripura Cops Of “Intimidation”, Named In FIR


Tripura Violence: A case has been filed towards Sammriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha.

Two ladies journalists in Tripura have been named in an FIR (first info report) after a criticism by the right-wing group Vishva Hindu Parishad. The journalists – Sammriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha – have alleged that the cops got here to their resort early this morning and “intimidated” them.

Whereas the Residence Ministry has trashed the stories in regards to the vandalism of a mosque in north Tripura’s Dargabazar space, Ms Jha, in a collection of tweets, mentioned they spoke to locals in regards to the allegations.

“Final evening, at round 10:30 PM, cops got here outdoors our resort however they didn’t discuss to us. Once we had been about to checkout at round 5:30 am, they instructed us in regards to the criticism towards us and instructed us about being taken to Dharamnagar Police Station for questionining,” Ms Jha wrote. 

She additionally shared a replica of the FIR (first info report), and talked about a rally by the VHP in one other submit the place she elaborated about what locals mentioned.

A group of cops had gone to query them after the criticism was filed. They’ve neither been arrested nor detained thus far, sources mentioned.

Each of them could also be questioned in a faux information circulation case, sources added.

On Saturday, the Residence Ministry dismissed stories of vandalism at a mosque within the BJP-ruled state. “There have been information stories which were circulating {that a} mosque in Kakraban space of Gomati district in Tripura has been broken and vandalised. These information stories are faux and are a whole misrepresentation of information,” a strongly-worded assertion learn.