Dantewada (Chhattisgarh): The Chhattisgarh Police on Saturday arrested a person named Dipak Jaiswal in connection with the arrest of Dantewada-based journalist Prabhat Singh, who was nabbed for allegedly posting an objectionable message on Whatsapp about the men in uniform.
According to reports, Singh, who works for a Hindi daily, was apprehended by the Bastar Police on March 21 from Dantewada district and arrested on Friday. He was later remanded to judicial custody by a Jagdalpur court yesterday.
The Congress in the state has opposed Singh’s arrest while accusing the police of attempting to silence the voices of the journalists in Bastar.
The scribe also reportedly has three cases filed against him last year at different police stations of Dantewada. (ANI)