Pooja Sareen, Student, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

The executive editor, reporter, and photographer of a leading vernacular daily “Divya Bhaskar” were arrested by Rajkot Police On Friday.

Executive editor Kana Batwa, reporter Aniruddh Nukum and photographer Prakash Ravravi were arrested due to their recently published photograph in which the Rajkot Police Commissioner was seen partying on New Year eve.

The photograph of the police commissioner P.C Geetha Joshi was published in newspaper and the newspaper was accused of manipulating the picture to increase the readership.

The complaint filed by the police inspector S.K Rai said that they entered a party and there they clicked the picture, and it was private party and the accuse didn’t have permission to attend the party. But Batwa said that it wasn’t a private party, it was organised at Neel City Club for which passes were distributed. Right now the three accuse are released on bail.

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