Mah police probe Delhi Press Club meet

IN Media Watch Briefs | 02/07/2018

This was no midnight knock, but media circles in the capital are abuzz over a visit by a police officer from Maharashtra to the Delhi Press Club to investigate a meeting held in the club by the Committee to Release Prof G N Saibaba last April. Police sought information on Vishwa Deepak, National Herald journalist in whose name the booking was ostensibly done. The scribe is on leave and has no knowledge of the booking, a report in the paper said.                  

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