UP Journalist Shot dead: Attack By AAP, Cong on UP Govt Over Law & Order

UP journalist was shot by unidentified men in Ghaziabad near Delhi late Monday night, days after he filed a police complaint over harassment of his niece.

UP Journalist Shot dead: AAP, Cong Ask Questions Over Law & Order To UP Govt

UP journalist was shot by unidentified men in Ghaziabad near Delhi late Monday night, days after he filed a police complaint over harassment of his niece. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath  announced Rs 10 lakh compensation for the family of journalist Vikram Joshi, who succumbed to injuries after he was shot by a group of assailants Monday night.

The state government further announced that they will be providing a job to Joshi’s wife. Also, free education to his three children.

AAP,Cong sharpen Attack:

Condemning the attack, the Congress, as well as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, questioned the law and order situation in the state.

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Kejriwal tweeted: “The murder of journalist Vikram Joshi, for raising his voice against the harassment of his relative, raises a lot of questions on our system of law and order. The murderers should be given the harshest punishment possible.”

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi also said.  “The promise (of the BJP) was of giving ‘Ram Raj’ but it has given ‘Gundaraj’.”

“The jungle raj in Uttar Pradesh has reached such a level that a common man feels scared of criminals after registering a complaint. The BJP government, like previous governments, has failed in tackling crime,” said AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi.

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Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel also said the killing of the journalist is another example of the breakdown of law and order in UP.

Media Bodies:

Observing that attack on journalists, especially in Uttar Pradesh, has been increasing in the recent times. The Press Association and the Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government bring to book all the culprits in the attack on Joshi as well as in other assault on scribes in the state.

UP Journalist:

Vikram Joshi, was travelling with his daughters on his motorcycle when a group of men attacked him.

Journalist Vikram Joshi was sprayed with bullets by the men in Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad. One of the bullets reportedly hit Vikram Joshi’s head. The UP journalist was moved to Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad where his condition was stated to be critical.Now,he is dead.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the UP journalist, police said on Tuesday. The attack on the journalist was captured on a CCTV camera.

The CCTV footage shows Vikram Joshi on bike with his daughters when a group of men stops him. Begins hitting him.

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