Journalist attacked during Shah's rally, FIR filed Lucknow News


A 27-year-old journalist working with a Delhi-based online portal was allegedly attacked by BJP workers at an election rally for Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rae Bareli on Sunday.

Journalist Raghav Trivedi, who works for a YouTube news channel called 'Molitics', said that some people, allegedly associated with the BJP, attacked him when he met him at a rally. Asked about the statements of some of the women involved. Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel met Trivedi at the district hospital and termed the incident as a “direct attack on democracy”.

Based on a complaint filed by Sanjeet Sahni, a cameraman and an associate of Trivedi, an FIR was registered under sections 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 against six unidentified persons. had gone Peace of IPC.

Rai Bareilly Circle Officer Amit Singh said that an investigation has been started but no arrests have been made till evening.

“I have come from Delhi to cover ground reports in Rae Bareli and Amethi,” Trivedi told The Indian Express from the hospital. During Shah's rally, I interviewed women and many of them said that they had been brought to the event by their village pradhan with the promise that they would be paid Rs. I also spoke to some people who were leaving the meeting hall without waiting for the speech. Conclusion When I inquired why he was leaving early, he said he was getting late. Then, I contacted local BJP leaders to question these statements.

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“Initially, they denied any wrongdoing but when I told them that I had recorded the women's statements, a group forcibly took me to a secluded place and demanded that I delete the recording. When I refused, they started attacking me… I begged the police and passers-by for help, but no one intervened… When I regained consciousness, I myself Found in the hospital,'' he said.

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