UP journalist interrogated by police for story on low quality PPEs -Ayush Tiwari

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published Published on May 2, 2020   modified Modified on May 2, 2020


Such interrogations have to happen officially, they cannot question me about my sources and contacts over tea.’

A journalist in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow was interrogated by the Special Task Force of the state’s police after reporting on low-quality personal protective equipment kits supplied to hospitals and colleges in the state.

On April 17, Lucknow-based journalist Manish Pandey of News1 India, a Hindi news channel, broke the story of a letter sent by the Directorate General of Medical Education and Training, Uttar Pradesh, to bureaucrats in the state’s medical education department on April 13. The letter said that the PPE kits supplied to eight hospitals and medical colleges in the state did not meet the required quality standards.

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