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FIRs are now lodged to bully journalists, says Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Chief today alleged that FIRs are now being lodged against journalists to intimidate them if anything adverse is reported against certain people.

"Now if a writes something, utters certain words, an FIR is filed and cases are lodged," the CM said at a programme here.

"No national newspaper is now being allowed to write certain reports and subjected to strong arm tactics," she said without elaborating.

She was apparently hinting at the Unique Identification Authority of lodging a complaint against four persons, including a of who had filed a story on alleged breach in

The FIR attracted strong criticism from various and Union IT said the FIR was against "unknown" and asserted the commitment of the Centre to the freedom of the press.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 22:55 IST