Arrested 3 years later

IN Media Watch Briefs | 20/09/2016

The five Maoists who were arrested on Sept 19 from Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh have admitted that four of them were involved  in the murder of journalist Sai Reddy who was killed with a sharp weapon near a market in December 2013.  Reddy is one of 23 journalists killed since 2010 in whose cases there have have been no conviction. (TOI)       

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Clearly, the run to the 2019 elections is on. A journalist received a call from someone saying they were from Aajtak channel and were conducting a survey, asking whom she was going to vote for in 2019. On being told that her vote was secret, the caller assumed she wasn't going to vote for 'Modiji'. The caller, a woman, also didn't identify herself. A month or two earlier the same journalist received a call, this time from a man, asking if she was going to vote for the BSP.                 

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