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Reporter arrested in Tamil Nadu state

first_img Follow the news on India RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 June 10, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific News News Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more News IndiaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called today on Tamil Nadu chief minister Selvi J. Jayalalithaa to provide evidence of alleged involvement of arrested journalist Krishna Kumar in a murder or free him at once.Kumar, of the fortnightly Tamil paper Nakeeran, was picked up on 29 January officially in connection with the killing of a young woman five years ago, but the paper says his arrest is part of regular harassment of Nakeeran and its journalists for criticising police brutality.Detectives arrested Kumar (also known as Makaran) at his home in Coimbatore and reportedly mistreated him during interrogation to discover links between him and Veerappan, one of India’s most notorious bandits, and also to try to implicate the paper’s editor, R.R. Gopal. Police have failed for the past few years to arrest Veerappan and his gang, who roam the state.One of the paper’s journalists, Siva Subramanian, has been in prison in neighbouring Karnataka state since November 2001 accused of being in league with the gang. Editor Gopal says he is really in jail because he wrote articles about abuses by the special security forces in their search for Veerapan, who Gopal has interviewed several timesPressure on Nakeeran’s staff has increased since publication last month of a book by a former police chief accusing Gopal of involvement. The editor has several times protested against the harassment of him and his staff. center_img RSF_en India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Organisation to go further January 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter arrested in Tamil Nadu state News Receive email alerts March 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Further cuts to garda resources expected

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFurther cuts to garda resources expectedBy admin – May 2, 2012 589 GARDA resources are set to be further cut in Limerick in the next 12 months, with preparations already underway to cope with additional pressure on the force. Chief Superintendent, Dave Sheehan said that the division had no choice but to meet the extra demand on resources following cuts. “We know where numbers are set to fall in the next 12 months and have made plans to cope with them,” he told the meeting, attended by cllrs, TDs and senior garda members. “It’s difficult but there’s nothing we can do”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí in Limerick have already had to face the closure of two rural stations, a reduction in patrol cars and an embargo on recruitment.And Chief Supt. Sheehan said the closure of further garda stations could not be ruled out.He also praised the work of the garda reserve unit.“Even now preparing rosters is difficult; We are acutely aware of government policy and have to use the resources we have in the division to provide the service.“The garda reserve takes off a bit of the pressure.“In the course of the college rag weeks and Thomond Park events, we couldn’t cope without them”.Cllr James Collins highlighted the vacant position of superintendent in Askeaton and queried the policy in the case of a serious crime in the vicinity.“We have a fallout situation in the case of an emergency that is not dependent on having a superintendent in Askeaton,” the head of the Limerick garda division replied.“Inspector Eamon O’Neill is currently acting supt. and in the case of a crime scene, whoever’s on call will attend as all superintendents cannot be away at the same time”.Cllr Kevin Sheahan called for less Joint Policing Committee meetings for the individual authority and for more at a district level.“Once a year for these meetings is enough; I hate to see individuals and resources overstretched”.Chief Supt. Sheehan agreed, saying that the meetings should be more strategic in content and that issues “such as wandering horses” should be dealt with at local level. Advertisement Email WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Print Facebook Linkedin Previous articleNo fun when playground parking goes wrongNext articleAIB supporting initiatives at the Limerick Institute of Technology adminlast_img read more

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