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Mamata calls UP scribe, brother killing 'unacceptable'

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Terming the killing of a journalist working for a Hindi daily and his brother in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur as "unacceptable", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed her "shock" and grief over the incident.

She extended her condolences to the family members of the two deceased and the team of the Hindi newspaper for which the journalist was working.

"I am shocked and saddened to hear about the killing of young journalist Ashish Janwani and his brother in Uttar Pradesh. Unacceptable. My condolences to the grieving family and the Dainik Jagran team," Banerjee tweeted.

Janwani and his brother were shot dead allegedly by liquor mafia in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

The journalist had allegedly been threatened by the liquor mafia on several occasions in the past.

While Janwani's brother died on the spot, he succumbed to his injuries.

Following the incident, the UP police have detained several people for questioning in connection with the incident.

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

First Published: Mon, August 19 2019. 15:05 IST
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