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Ace Investigative Journalist RS Tagger Arrested by Punjab Police, Media Fraternity Plan Protests

Mohali: Senior journalist of Punjab, Rajinder Singh Tagger, editor of Punjab Dastavej, a popular channel highlighting  lapses in Govt. departments, bureaucracy and adminstration, has been reportedly arrested by Punjab police  on Friday. RS Tagger has been raising  voice against harassment of Taggarinnocent citizens by govt. departments  and corruption rampant in the state administration, and  police staff for long time.  His reports are mostly supported by documental proofs and evidences against corruption and sufferings of common citizens due to procrastination of investigating agencies. It is understood, he was not given any chargesheet or opportunity to defend himself, legally  nor summoned before arrest.

Media fraternity of Mohali, Chandigarh and entire Punjab  state is up in arms, agitated at  the unjust treatment to their colleague, who was raising public grieviences and hoping Punjab Govt. to addrress them.  Mohali Press Club has decried the unjustified police action against Rajinder Singh Tigger. The Mohali Club President Sukhdev Singh Patwari, General Secretary Gurmeet Singh Shahi and Vice President  Susheel Garcha met on Saturday and expressed anguish over the arrest. They plan to meet the state Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann soon and press for Taggar’s immidiate release unconditionally.

The Digital Media Association President DS Darshi, Chief Patron Baljit Balli, Chairman Satinder Bains, VP HS Bawa and other members demanded immidiate release of their senior colleague RS Tagger and called upon the Govt of Punjab to stop gagging the press. DMA apprehended the personal grudges against the senior media person, doing his duty by highlighting incompetancy of administration in solving public  complaints and grievances.

The media corps of Mohali and Chandigarh plan to gherao the Mohali administration and police officials  on Monday, if Tagger is not released.

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