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.

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.”