Watch video: Journalist, who took on sand mafia, crushed to death by truck in Madhya Pradesh
In the letter seeking police protection, Sharma had accused an Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDOP) of being hand-in-glove with those engaged in illegal sand mining.
By: Express News Service | Bhopal | Updated: March 26, 2018 5:07 pm
Sandeep Sharma (in picture) lost his life after a truck mowed him down in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district on Monday morning. (Source: ANI)
A stringer for a television channel was mowed down by a truck on Monday morning in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district. Sandeep Sharma, who was working for News World channel, was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to injuries during treatment. Sharma, who had conducted two sting operations on police officers, had sought police protection citing a threat to his life.
In the letter seeking police protection, Sharma had accused a Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDOP) of being hand-in-glove with those engaged in illegal sand mining.
Bhind SP Prashant Khare said an offence under Section 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) has been registered in connection with the death. He said the police have formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the incident. Khare said the truck involved in the accident has been seized and they are looking for the driver who fled after the accident.
Reacting to the incident, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan told media today that security of journalists is our priority. “Security of journalists is our priority and strict action will be taken against the culprit,” he said.
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, meanwhile, demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. “He was killed in broad daylight. Nothing less than a CBI inquiry should be done. Media is the 4th pillar of democracy and that is being crushed under BJP’s rule,” Scindia was quoted as saying by ANI.
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