Assam’s Dhubri’s police chief, Yuvraj, has been transferred after the native police have been slammed for arresting a journalist early on Thursday that allegedly led to his father’s loss of life because of cardiac arrest.
Rajiv Sharma, who’s the final secretary of Dhubri Press Membership and a regional correspondent for a vernacular information channel, was arrested in reference to an extortion case at round 2 am from his residence, the place he lived along with his 64-year-old father, Sudhin Sharma.
Rajiv Sharma via a collection of studies had uncovered cattle smuggling scams.
Sudhin Sharma had a cardiac arrest after the arrest. With no assist round, he died alone in his residence.
Journalist Rajiv Sharma was granted an interim bail the identical morning. He discovered his father useless when he returned to his home.
He carried out the funeral of his father at Gauripur cremation floor within the presence of plenty of journalists and kin on Thursday night.
Yuvraj, via an official notification from the state Dwelling Affairs division, was transferred after the police have been severely criticised for the therapy meted out to the accused.
The Guwahati Press Membership, in the meantime, has termed the incident as unlucky and has demanded intervention of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
“We would like the CM to intervene and be certain that Mr Sharma just isn’t harassed within the title of investigation,” president Manoj Kumar Nath and secretary Sanjay Ray of the press membership stated in an announcement.
Dhubri divisional forest officer (DFO), Biswajit Roy, had alleged Mr Sharma tried to extort Rs eight lakh from him on the premise of fabricated information relating to his involvement in a cattle smuggling syndicate.
The Assam Police have handed over the case to the state Felony Investigation Division.