Facebook admin released

IN Media Watch Briefs | 03/04/2018

Deccan Chronicle reported  on April 3 that the admin of a Facebook page ‘Spirit of Telangana’ was picked up by Hyderabad police in mufti on Monday for allegedly posting derogatory comments against the government. He was told the complaints were from the CM's office. He challenged them to prove that the posts were put by him. He was let off at night and asked to come in the morning. Given the huge political reaction that followed the arrest no case was filed, eventually.                                       

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Indian Express reports that YouTube has blocked the Press Information Bureau's channel on that platform since June 16, and viewers are able to access any of its videos posted there since the channel became operational in 2011. YouTube says it is because it is updating its partner agreements, the story says.                   

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)                      

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