Home Minister Rajnath Singh assures Justice to Ashok Pandey


New Delhi, 9 Aug: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured justice to senior journalist from Uttarakhand  Mr Ashok Pandey and his family. He instructed the Home Secretary to gather information into the whole incident.

A high level delegation of the National Union of Journalists (India) called on the Home Minister seeking justice to Mr Ashok Pandey whoes house was demolished in Dehradun after he conducted a sting operation against Mohd. Shahid , PS to Chief Minister Harish Rawat. The NUJ(I) delegation demanded CBI probe into the matter and sought full security to Mr Pandey and his family. The delegation apprised the Home Minister of the whole incident in detail. Ashok Pandey told that after the sting operation the state government immediately ordered demolition of his home without even serving prior notice. He alleged that the State government has also filed a false case against him and is harassing his friends and relatives also.

The Home Minister gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that justice would be done with the scribe and adequate compensation would be ensured. The NUJ(I) delegation comprised of senior journalists and former presidents of NUJ(I) Rajendra Prabhu and Dr N K Trikha, former Secretary General Ras Bihari, Secretary Pramod Saini, Delhi Journalists Association;s former president Manoj Verma, present resident Anil Pandey,  ‘Pratham Pravakta’ editor Roop Choudhuary and Jayad Bajpai.