Gujarat: Journalist, his family 'attacked' over critical report on govt project

-The Indian Express

Harshad Ahir (34), city bureau chief of Gujarat Mitra, his wife Ketna (30) and their child stay in an apartment at Bhagdawada in Valsad.

Ahmedabad, Surat:
A bureau chief of a Gujarati daily in Valsad, his wife and one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, were allegedly assaulted by a former sarpanch and his two accomplices on Saturday night, days after the journalist’s report, critical of a government project undertaken by the accused, was published in the newspaper.

One person has been arrested in this connection, police said.

Harshad Ahir (34), city bureau chief of Gujarat Mitra, his wife Ketna (30) and their child stay in an apartment at Bhagdawada in Valsad. The prime accused have been identified as Dharmesh Patel, former sarpanch of Bhagdawada village in Valsad, along with his accomplices Jaydev Desai and Sagar Patel.

“The journalist was attacked by a former sarpanch and his accomplices. We have arrested Jaydev, while the other two are on the run,” said Sunil Joshi, superintendent of police, Valsad.

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The Indian Express, 9 July, 2019, https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/ahmedabad/gujarat-journalist-his-family-attacked-over-critical-report-on-govt-project-5821479/?fbclid=IwAR07XbHzMNukrMZPkyk8A

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