Mumbai Press Club condemns murder of Gujarat scribe

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Mumbai, Aug 23 The Mumbai Press Club today condemned "the brutal murder" of Kishore Dave, who was the bureau chief of a newspaper of Gujarat 'Jai Hind' in Junagadh.

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"He was stabbed six-seven times with knife on Monday night. He was alone when he was attacked. An office assistant found him dead", a statement issued by the Club said.

"Relatives of Dave, 53, allege that the son of a local politician is responsible for the murder," it claimed.

As per the statement, Mumbai Press Club seeks immediate arrest of culprit(s) and impartial inquiry in the case.

"We also reiterate our long-pending demand for a law to protect working journalists," it added.

Dave, was stabbed to death at the office of a Gujarati daily at Vanjari chowk around 9.30 PM yesterday, police had said. He was the bureau chief of the newspaper which is published from Rajkot.

PTI

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