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Media body concerned over scribe's detention

delhi Updated: Feb 11, 2013 23:40 IST
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Expressing concern over the detention of senior journalist Iftikhar Gilani, the South Asia Media Commission (India) has backed the demand of Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju for action against the officials concerned of Delhi Police. Justice Katju had called for suspension and chargesheets against those responsible.

Gilani was placed under house arrest on Saturday after the execution of Parliament attack accused, Afzal Guru, at Tihar Jail.

"If the police could indulge in such shameful acts - to use Justice Katju's words -in the Capital under the nose of the central authorities, it is not hard to imagine the gravity of excesses, elsewhere," KK Katyal, president, South Asia Media Commission (India) said.