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Women journalists alleged Tripura Police of ‘intimidation’, named in FIR

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Tripura: A case has been filed in Tripura against two female journalists who were covering the recent incident of violence after a complaint by the right-wing group Vishva Hindu Parishad.

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The journalists – Sammriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha – have alleged that the cops came to their hotel and “intimidated” them.

In a tweet in Hindi, Ms Jha wrote: “Last night, at around 10:30 PM, cops came outside our hotel but they did not talk to us. When we were about to checkout at around 5:30 am, they told us about the complaint against us and told us about being taken to Dharmnagar Police Station for questionining.” She also shared a copy of the FIR (first information report) in the post.

A team of cops had gone to question them after the complaint was filed. They have neither been arrested nor detained so far, sources said.

Both of them may be questioned in a fake news circulation case, sources added.

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On Saturday, the Home Ministry dismissed reports of vandalism at a mosque in the BJP-ruled state. “There have been news reports that have been circulating that a mosque in Kakraban area of Gomati district in Tripura has been damaged and vandalised. These news reports are fake and are a complete misrepresentation of facts,” a strongly-worded statement read.

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