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Withdrawal of FIR against Tribune journalist demanded

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A newspaper employees' union today demanded the withdrawal of an against a over her report on alleged breach of details of more than one billion cards, terming it an attack on the free press.

The Confederation of Newspaper and Agency Employees' Organisations, in a statement, condemned the Unique Identification Authority of (UIDAI), saying it should highlight errors in the report, if any, instead of taking penal action.

"The action amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and also denial of access to the press from reporting any unpalatable to those in authority," it said.

The Police has registered an on a official's complaint over the report in newspaper.

A of the newspaper has been booked under the sections 419 (punishment for cheating under impersonation), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery), 471 (using a forged document) and also under sections of the Information Technology Act and the Act.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 15:00 IST