Sarpanch of Lower Mankot Panchayat threatens journalist

Journalist filed a complaint in police station Mendhar


Mendhar June 13: The sarpanch of Lower Panchayat , Tehsil Mankot Sub Division Mendhar of District Poonch threatened the journalist. As per details available, In the past three to four days, an audio clip has been viral on the Social media , which Sayeed Khan, the sarpanch of Lower Mankot Panchayat, is talking on the phone with someone who has made offensive abuses against journalist Ajaz Kohli. In which is directly threatening the journalist. On the basis of the audio clip, journalist Ajaz Kohli has lodged a written complaint police station Mendhar and demanded a case Registered against the sarpanch.

According to information, Ajaz Kohli works on Jammu Kashmir’s leading Urdu newspaper Lazwaal News and its web portal, a few days ago, some people from Mankot Lower Panchayat had complained against the sarpanch and made serious allegations that people No progress was made in this panchayat on which journalist reached there carried News item and published the news,in which there are media bytes of the people there. After the news went, the sarpanch became enraged and the people who gave a statement against him in the media started abusing the journalist on the phone and threatening him.

Journalist Ajaz Kohli Said that the people of Lower Panchayat approached me that our problem should go to Raised, I covered the news of those people after which this audio clip went viral when I was called by other people. I was shocked when I heard this clip, he said a good image of my society towards which the sarpanch has tarnished and threatened me. I immediately filed a complaint in Mendhar police station. Kohli said that if something untoward happens to me, it will be Sayeed Khan, the sarpanch responsible for that, my life is in danger, I Requested to SDPO Mendhar, and SSP Poonch strict action should be taken against the sarpanch.

The press club Mendhar has also strongly condemned this whole matter, Journalist said that press is the fourth pillar of democracy and the voice of the press cannot be suppressed by such people. Humiliated, which will never be tolerated, Press club Mendhar has demanded DIG. Rajouri Poonch Range, Vivek Gupta, And IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh strict action should be taken against the sarpanch. Another various social activists and organizations have also condemned this Matter and demanded action against Sarpanch.

On this whole matter, a police officer said that we have filed a complaint in writing, on the basis of which the police is investigating this matter.

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