Hoot archives on Pushp Sharma

IN Media Watch Briefs | 28/05/2018

For what its worth, here's what we have on Pushp Sharma, who did the Cobrapost sting,  in our archives. Just to provide more inputs on the narrative developing around him on WhatsApp. Halfway down this article  is what we have on the circumstances surrounding the March 2016 arrest. And this brief tells you about TOI's past reporting on him.                          

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