Protest March Condemning Killing of Journalists In Kolkata


Kolkata: Condemning the killing of journalists in Bihar and Jharkhand, their counterparts here took out a protest march today.

Journalists from print, electronic and digital media today took out a protest march from Calcutta Press Club carrying placards and sporting black batches condemning the killings.

A section of journalists also demanded immediate action against the culprits and strict laws to ensure the safety of scribes.

Three persons with criminal background were detained by police for questioning in connection with the murder of a senior journalist Rajdev Ranjan of a reputed daily vernacular newspaper in the heart of Siwan town in Bihar, police said.

A news channel journalist Akhilesh Pratap Singh (35) was gunned down near panchayat secretariat of Dewaria village in Jharkhand’s Chatra district on Thursday night and a bandh was observed in Chatra town yesterday in protest against it.