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Scribe's killing: PCI asks UP govt to file report

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Press Council of (PCI) today asked the to file a report on the killing of a young journalist in the state.

Navin Gupta, who was working for a Hindi daily, was sprayed with bullets yesterday by unidentified assailants near the Nagar Palika market in Billhaur, around 60 km from

"Taking suo motu cognisance of the issue, the PCI chairman has directed the of Uttar Pradesh, through the chief secretary, secretary (home), director general of police, district magistrate, and senior superintendent of police, to file a report on the facts of the case," the council said in a release.

Police officials had yesterday said that an old enmity could be the reason behind the killing.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 18:30 IST