The police on Tuesday arrested a woman journalist on charges of issuing threats and extorting money from a contractor’s wife in Raighar Block of Nabarangpur district in Odisha.
Giving details of the action against the journalist at a press conference, Umerkote SDPO, Dinesh Nayak said that the accused, identified as Mamuni Chakraborty, had been produced in a court.
Police said, Mamuni worked as a Block correspondent for a web channel and a daily newspaper.
“Sumitra lodged the complaint on Monday accusing Mamuni, a journalist, of extorting money from her. Following the registration of an offence on the basis of the complaint, the police arrested the woman journalist on Tuesday and forwarded her to a court the same day,” informed SDPO Nayak.
Sumitra told reporters that Mamuni had asked her to send her husband with the demanded ransom of Rs10,000, failing which she would make a negative news on him.