Mandeep Punia, a journalist detained on the Singhu border, was sentenced to 14 days in jail.

Mandeep Punia, a journalist detained at the Singhu border, was sentenced to 14 days in prison.

Mandeep Punia, a freelance journalist who has contributed frequently to Caravan Magazine and arrested on January 30 for alleged misconduct by an officer on duty at the Singhu border, was presented to the Metropolitan Magistrate of Court number 2 and sentenced to 14 days in prison.

The journalist Dharmender Singh from Online News India was selected by the officials together with Mandeep Punia and was later recognized when he presented his identity card.

Currently, Punia has been charged on charges of interfering with public officials (Section 186), voluntarily causing injuries to deter officials from their duties (Section 332), and assault or criminal violence to prevent officials from performing their duties to perform his duties (Section 1862). Section 353) r / w Section 34 of the Indian Criminal Code.

According to the Indian Express reports, an unidentified official had also stated that “Punia was standing with the protesters and did not have a press pass, trying to move through the barricades held to separate and secure the area. An argument broke out between him and the police. He misbehaved … there was some abuse too. He was then arrested. “

The bail will be tried in the Rohini courts on February 1st.

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