Booked for exposing data breach

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/01/2018

 When a journalist tries to do an investigative story  by pretending to be a client for an advertised service, she risks  being booked for impersonation, apparently.  Indian Express reports that the  UIDAI has filed an FIR against the paper and the  reporter of The Tribune of Chandigarh for an article on how anonymous users accessed Aadhaar details and sold it for a fee. The Punjab Press Club has passed a resolution condemning the FIR and asking for its immediate withdrawal.                                                                 

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An undertrial accused in the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura last year has apparently threatened a witness on whose statement the case hinges. This is the TSR jawan who witnessed the entire incident. The custodial trial in the case began last week. Bhowmick was shot dead last year in the TSR 2nd battalion HQ and four TSR personnel including the battalion commandant are implicated in the case. (UNI)                      

The  Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age have reported that Parashuram Waghmare, the last of the six suspects arrested in connection with the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, was her assassin. The confirmation is attributed to a senior official in the Special Investigation Team. He also said the same weapon was used to shoot Gauri Lankesh, as rationalists Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi. The weapon has not been traced.The SIT suspects that three more people were present when Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at the entrance of her Bengaluru residence on September 5, 2017.                      

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