NUJ express concern over arrest of senior Oriya scribe
New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) Expressing concern over the arrest of a senior journalist in Orissa, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) today demanded his immediate release and an impartial probe into the case.
Union President N K Trikha said a letter in this regard had been sent to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The NUJ has set up a three-member committee to look into the arrest of Mr A P Biswal, who was working for Oriya daily 'Pragativadi' for more than 25 years.
The committee will try to meet Mr Biswal and talk with senior officials.
Mr Biswal had filed a case in the labour court for recovery of dues from the newspaper. The NUJ said the newspaper management had retaliated by lodging a criminal complaint of fraud against him and having him arrested.
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