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Journalist murder: Delhi CM orders crackdown


NEW DELHI: Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed leader secretary Vijay Kumar Dev to ensure quick appointment of a special public prosecutor within the homicide trial of past due TV journalist Soumya Viswanathan, who was once shot useless by means of 4 men in her car near Vasant Vihar in 2008.

Kejriwal took a powerful exception to media experiences wherein the parents of the past due journalist had identified the absence of a public prosecutor throughout the previous few hearings within the court. He additionally directed the manager secretary to issue a show-cause notice to the public prosecutor who skipped the hearings and didn’t take the duty critically.


“The absence of the public prosecutor is actually surprising. The government will be certain that appointment of a just right attorney as particular public prosecutor within the case,” Kejriwal stated.


Delhi government in a remark stated: “Families who lose their near and costly ones because of heinous crimes are shattered for no fault of theirs and can't be put to any longer hardship because of a callous and negligent angle. Delhi government has consistently stood by means of the victims’ households and ensured appointment of attorneys consistent with the choice of such households in prison instances. The government adopts a coverage of zero tolerance in such severe matters and any negligence of accountability might be sternly handled.”


Sowmya’s elderly father, MK Vishwanathan, had on Wednesday appealed to Kejriwal to seek the appointment of a special prosecutor since no public prosecutor had seemed throughout the previous few hearings. The accused had additionally cited this as a explanation why to enchantment in the next court looking for compensation for the lengthen in trial.




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