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Chandigarh Press Club condemns FIR against Punjabi journo

Jai Singh Chhibber, who is also a member of the club, had written a story about how a Punjab cabinet minister gives heed to astrologers’ advice

chandigarh Updated: May 23, 2020 01:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Hindustantimes

Chandigarh Press Club on Friday condemned a case registered against a Punjabi daily journalist for alleged public mischief.

Jai Singh Chhibber, who is also a member of the club, had written a story about how a Punjab cabinet minister gives heed to astrologers’ advice. No one was named in the article.

Following this, a person from Morinda filed a complaint against Chibber in Chamkaur Sahib, and a case was registered under Sections 180 (refusing to sign statement) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), besides the IT Act.

On Friday morning, police raided Chhibber’s house but he was out on an official assignment. Terming it an attack on the freedom of press, the club demanded strict action against the police officials concerned.

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