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Abducted scribe dumped near New Delhi

District police on Wednesday evening registered a case against some unidentified people for allegedly kidnapping a journalist working in a Jalandhar-based vernacular newspaper.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Moga
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2013 10:45 PM IST

District police on Wednesday evening registered a case against some unidentified people for allegedly kidnapping a journalist working in a Jalandhar-based vernacular newspaper.

SSP Surjit Singh Grewal said that Balwinder Singh, brother of Hardev Mann, who works for Daily Ajit at Ajitwal station in Moga district, complained that some people had kidnapped his brother from his residence on the pretext of getting an advertisement published in the newspaper.

Balwinder said that someone called from his brother's mobile phone and told him that Hardev had been kidnapped, and another caller later informed him that they had dumped Hardev near New Delhi. The SSP said that a case was registered under Section 364 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and investigation was going on.

Moga journalists' union president Iqbal Singh Khehra said that a deputation had met the SSP and demanded legal action against culprits.

"If the police fail to nab the culprits, we would start an agitation against the 'goonda system' prevailing in the region," he added.

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