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Three persons held for threatening journalist

Paralakhemundi: Three persons including two teachers were arrested by police on charges of threatening a journalist in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district today.

According to reports, on July 18, the accused allegedly issued threats to journalist Rashmiranjan Mishra through phone after he reported a story on rice filled sacks lying abandoned on verandah of a girls’ hostel of Siali School under Kashinagar block of the district.

Following the incident, Mishra lodged a complaint at Paralakhemundi police station. In the FIR, he also mentioned the names of the accused trio that he had managed to ascertain through Truecaller.

“Using Truecaller, I came to know the name of the callers and I recorded their phone calls which I used as evidence for my complaint,” said Mishra.

After examining the call records, police nabbed the three accused including husband of the headmistress of Siali School.

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Paralakhemundi police station IIC, Vivekananda Swain said, “ We have arrested P. Srinivas, K. Sudarsan and K. Kiran and forwarded them to court. Further investigation into the incident is on.”

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