…the press must not be intimidatedThe Times Media Group, comprising of Guyana Times, TVG Ch 28 and RGI 89.5 in a statement released Sunday, condemned in the strongest possible language the attack on the Kaieteur News in the form of a grenade being hurled at the vehicle of the publisher.According to the release: “The press and, by extension, the media, is regarded as the ‘fourth estate’ because of the role it plays in securing the freedom of all the other estates – especially the ordinary citizens. Any act that can be construed as acting to intimidate the media constitutes an attack on the foundations of democracy. That the act was done while the personnel of the newspaper were mourning the passing of a respected journalist makes the action even more reprehensible.” The Times Media Group says it expects the Police will “respond with the highest level of professionalism and diligence so that the perpetrators of the dastardly act will be brought to justice.”
New Delhi: A 57-year-old driver who fled with his employer money was arrested from Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.According to police on Saturday, at around 8 AM, one Yameen Khan informed the cops of Maidangarhi police station that he had to pay some fine to get one challan compounded at Rewari. “For the same, he had deputed his driver Jhaabu, who was entrusted with the task of getting the same done and was handed over Rs 1.16 lakh by him to complete the challan process at RTA, Rewari,” said police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAdding further, after taking money from his employer Jhaabu did not reach Rewari and has also stopped taking his call. Immediately, a case under section 408 of IPC was registered. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Parvinder Singh said that after initial technical assistance, a team was sent to Firozabad (accused village) where enquiry from family members was done. “It was revealed that Jhaabu would be reaching his village in sometimes. The team waited there and ensured that family members do not establish any communication. Finally, after a long wait, accused reached his village late in the evening. He was apprehended,” Singh said adding that upon search, the entire amount of cash was recovered from his possession. “The prompt action of investigating officer ASI Shyambir Singh helped in the arrest of accused within 12 hours of reporting and also helped in the recovery of the entire amount,” police said.