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MP jurno mowed down by truck: Rathore demands proper probe

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said the government should probe the death of a who was mowed down by a truck in the state.

The 35-year-old Sandeep was run over by the truck which is used to ferry sand, officials said.

Responding to the incident, the MoS for I&B said the is responsible for the law and order and it should take action after carrying out proper investigation in to the matter.

"The responsibility of journalists is to expose the truth. This is not just a profession but a way of living with principles," he said.

"There should be an investigation into the incident. The which is responsible for law and order should take action. Journalists do a job of great responsibility and their safety must be ensured," he said.

Sharma, who worked for a local channel, had told the district administration he feared for his life after he carried out a sting against the sand mafia in the state, his nephew, Vikas Purohit, said in a complaint to the police.

"Sandeep had petitioned the of Police (DGP), (IG), of Police (SP) and the stating that he feared for his life and had demanded security," Purohit said.

In his report to the top officials, had said because of the sting operation against the sand mafia and the (SDPO), the was transferred, Purohit claimed.

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

First Published: Mon, March 26 2018. 20:20 IST