Journalist Burnt Alive | Jagendra’s Family Stopped Protest after meeting Akhilesh

The Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday (June 22) refused for a CBI probe into a case of alleged setting ablaze and murder of journalist Jagendra Singh. The Chief Minister has announced a compensation of Rs 30 Lakh and assured job for the son. Earlier, the Supreme Court pulled up the Centre and Uttar Pradesh governments over a CBI probe into the case. Jagendra, a Saharanpur-based journalist, was allegedly set on fire by police officials during a raid at his house in Awas Vikas Colony of Sadar Bazar area in Saharanpur on June 1. He succumbed to injuries on June 8. Jagendra’s family claimed that he was burnt to death for his posts against Samajwadi Party minister Ram Murti Verma. Jagendra had allegedly invoked the wrath of minister Verma for posting the minister’s alleged illegal mining and land grabbing activities on his Facebook page.

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