'Gundaraj in UP': Political Salvo Against Yogi Government Over Journalist's Killing
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that this incident has exposed the issue of ’Gundaraj’ in UP. It is clear that there is no law and order left in the State. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed condolences to the family of 'fearless journalist' Vikram Joshi. She tweeted that "Vikram was shot in UP for filing an FIR against those who molested his niece. An atmosphere of fear has been created in the country. Voices being muzzled. Media not spared. Shocking."
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP President Akhilesh Yadav also attacked the BJP Government asking it to 'clarify on whose back the criminals and miscreants who have broken the law and order system are flourishing'.
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Vikram Joshi, a fearless journalist who passed away today. He was shot in UP for filing an FIR to book his niece’s molesters. An atmosphere of fear has has been created in the country. Voices being muzzled. Media not spared. Shocking.— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 22, 2020
A group of journalists held a protest against the murder of Journalist Vikram Joshi and demanded strict action against the culprits.
ग़ाज़ियाबाद में अपनी बेटी के साथ बाइक पर जा रहे एक पत्रकार को गोली मारने से प्रदेश की जनता सकते में हैं. भाजपा सरकार स्पष्ट करे कि क़ानून-व्यवस्था की धज्जियाँ उड़ानेवाले इन अपराधियों-बदमाशों के हौसले किसके बलबूते पर फल-फूल रहे हैं.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) July 21, 2020
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Meanwhile, Ghaziabad SSP Kalanidhi Naithani has said that Ravi and Chhotu, the main accused in the case, have been arrested. Illegal weapons have also been recovered from them.
Ghaziabad: A group of journalists hold protest against the murder of Journalist Vikram Joshi.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 22, 2020
Vikram Joshi passed away today. He was shot at in Vijay Nagar area on 20th July by unknown persons. 10 people have been arrested in the case so far. pic.twitter.com/TZjjiMqv00