Threatened in Bihar

IN Media Watch Briefs | 20/05/2016 reports that Rajesh Singh, a journalist working for a leading regional daily in Bihar was abused and threatened by four unidentified men in Nalanda district on  May 19. They were supporters of a JD(U) MLC Heera Prasad Bind.  They asked him about a report he had written, and also asked Singh whether he had already forgotten what happened to another journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, who was gunned down in Siwan on May 13. This happened in Singh’s office. But the daily is not named. 


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