• IWPC Press Statement-IWPC deplores arrest of woman TV reporter, 2 others, demand quashing of FIR


    The Indian Women Press Corps condemns the arrest of a TV reporter and two others in Ludhiana district on Friday morning while performing their professional duty. Bhawana Kishore, a Delhi based Times Now Navbharat reporter was on her way to cover a public function in Punjab’s Ludhiana district when her official car reportedly knocked down a woman who later filed a complaint with the local police station.

    At the time of the incident, Bhawana and her cameraperson, Mritunjay Kumar were sitting in the backseat while Parminder Singh was driving the car.

    Based on the complaint of the woman who was reportedly hit by the reporters’ car, the Ludhiana city police filed an FIR and arrested them. The police have registered a case under sections 279, 337 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections 3 and 4 of the SC/ST Act at division number 3 police station. A special court in Ludhiana has sent all three to 14-day judicial remand.

    The IWPC demands immediate relief to the young reporter, cameraperson and the driver.

    As women police personnel were not present when the reporters were detained, we urge the authorities to take strict action against the erring police personnel for not following police norms required to be observed while arresting a woman.

    Warm Regards.

    Shobhna Jain           Anju Grover

    (President)               (General Secretary)

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