Journalist who exposed Sandmining mowed down in MP:
Sandeep Sharma, who was working as a stringer for News World TV channel was brutally mowed down by a truck on 26th March in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Sharma had earlier done two sting operations on police officers. He had sought police protection apprehending threat to his life.
He had written a letter accusing the local Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDOP) of being hand-in-glove with illegal sand mining mafia.
He was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to injuries during treatment.
According to ANI reports, the Government has been compelled to form an SIT team to investigate the murder which has been captured in video -
Jyotiraditya Scindia, leader of Congress has demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident. “He was killed in broad daylight. Nothing less than a CBI inquiry should be done. Media is the 4th pillar of democracy and that is being crushed under BJP’s rule.” It is a sad story that RTI activists and the few honest journalists are being murdered throughout the country.