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Manipur journalist arrested under NSA: Press Council asks state govt to take 'report on facts'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Press Council of has taken suo-motu cognizance of reports of an being arrested under the National Security Act (NSA) for allegedly uploading videos criticising the BJP-led government.

Press Council of (PCI) Justice has directed the chief secretary, and the of police to "take a report on the facts of the case, along with a reply statement", the PCI said in a statement.

is a of a local TV channel and the videos, which he had uploaded on November 19 in both English and Meitei, were not related to his official work, officials had said.

In his video clips, Wangkhem had purportedly said he was saddened and shocked to learn that the was observing the birth anniversary of of Jhansi, according to

He reportedly said of Jhansi's deeds had nothing to do with and the state was observing because the Centre had asked it to.

In this context, he had allegedly called N Biren Singh a "puppet of the Centre" and "puppet of Hindutva", the reports said.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 21:40 IST