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Journalists protest reporter's arrest

mumbai Updated: May 20, 2011 00:51 IST
HT Correspondent

Journalists on Thursday protested the arrest of Tarakant Dwivedi, a reporter with Mid-day, a Mumbai-based daily tabloid, by marching to Mantralaya.

Dwivedi was arrested on Tuesday by the Government Railway Police (GRP) for criminal trespass under the Official Secrets Act, 1923. He was remanded in police custody till May 21.

GRP commissioner Tukaram Chavan told the Hindustan Times , "We had initially registered a case under Section 447 (punishment for criminal trespass) of the Indian Penal Code. However, after recording the statements of the concerned Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials, the investigating officer invoked Sections of the Officials Secret Act, 1923."

On June 28, 2010, Dwivedi reported about how sophisticated weapons procured by the GRP and RPF officers after the 26/11 terror attacks were stored in a room with leakages at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus armoury of the RPF.