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Journalist dragged and killed by SUV in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri for exposing ‘criminal’

UncategorizedJournalist dragged and killed by SUV in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri for exposing 'criminal'
Media organisations have also submitted a memorandum to the state government condemning the incident and ensuring an impartial probe into the "heinous killing" of Warishe.

Media organisations have additionally submitted a memorandum to the state authorities condemning the incident and making certain an neutral probe into the “heinous killing” of Warishe.

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Mumbai: Police in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district have arrested realty agent Pandharinath Amberkar in reference to the dying of a Marathi journalist Shashikant Warishe, officers mentioned right here on Wednesday.
Following an uproar from the media, the opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi, and civil rights teams, the police have slapped homicide prices towards Amberkar.

Warishe, working with the “Mahanagri Instances”, was knocked down when he was using his bike by the SUV of Amberkar and dragged for a long way on the Rajapur Freeway on Monday earlier than Amberkar fled the scene.

Warishe, 46, succumbed to his grievous accidents on Wednesday, making a furore in media and political circles.

Initially arrested on minor prices, Amberkar, 42, was slapped with the cost of Warishe’s homicide. He was produced earlier than a District Courtroom which despatched him to police custody until February 13.

Earlier, the MVA, the Bombay Union of Journalists, and the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties demanded a probe into the “homicide” of Warishe.

A crusading scribe, Warishe had been writing a collection of articles campaigning towards the proposed Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals mega-complex developing with overseas collaboration, at Barsu, close to the unique location of Nanar.

It was alleged that Warishe was run down by the dashing vehice of Amberkar, who’s a powerful supporter of the refinery complicated, ostensibly to show him a lesson.

Congress chief spokesperson Atul Londhe, Shiv Sena-UBT nationwide spokesperson Kishore Tiwari, BUJ’s Indra Kumar Jain and PUCL’s Mihir Desai and Lara Jesani have strongly condemned what they think is a “well-planned homicide” of the activist-journalist.

Londhe mentioned that even for the reason that authorities of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis got here to energy in June 2022, assaults on media individuals doing their jobs are rising in Maharashtra undermining the independence of the fourth pillar of democracy.

“The killing of a journalist like that is an atrocious assault on democracy and a blot on a progressive and tolerant state like Maharashtra. Legislation and order has deteriorated below the Shinde-Fadnavis regime. Ruling social gathering MLAs hearth weapons brazenly, threaten to beat up individuals, assault officers, beat up principals, and so forth,” he mentioned.

Tiwari mentioned that it was certainly a grim situation with the media being threatened on this method with assaults for exposing the federal government or its insurance policies and officers, and known as for pressing steps from Fadnavis who holds the house portfolio.

Pressing for a speedy and honest probe, Desai and Jesani demanded compensation and safety for Warishe’s household, and stopping all land acquisition work pertaining to the proposed refinery mission until the locals’ views are taken under consideration.

Quoting native experiences, Jain mentioned that Warishe was dragged for over 100 metres below Amberkar’s automobile earlier than he fled the spot, leaving the journalist profusely bleeding on the Rajapur Freeway.

“The incident got here quickly after Warishe had printed Amberkar’s images with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shinde and Fadnavis. Amberkar has been accused of land-grabbing and intimidating the locals or activists who’re against the refinery mission,” mentioned Jain.

On tuesday, the All India Marathi Patrakar Sanghi, the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, and the Mantralay Ani Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh had urged the federal government to take instant motion within the matter and make sure the most stringent punishment to the responsible.

Media organisations have additionally submitted a memorandum to the state authorities condemning the incident and making certain an neutral probe into the “heinous killing” of Warishe.

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