Rohit Ranjan: Chhattisgarh & UP police face off in Ghaziabad over TV anchor’s arrest | Ghaziabad Information – Instances of India

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NOIDA/RAIPUR: A bid to arrest a TV information anchor pitted two state police forces – of Congress-governed Chhattisgarh and BJP-governed UP – towards one another on Tuesday morning with dramatic scenes enjoying out in a housing society in Ghaziabad the place the 2 teams of cops remained locked in a protracted standoff whereas a 3rd police crew – this one from Noida – drove away with the anchor amid a melee on the society’s gates.
Noida police extra DCP Ranvijay Singh mentioned the Zee Information anchor, Rohit Ranjan, had been detained for questioning in a probe associated to a criticism filed by his firm. Ranjan was subsequently arrested and launched on bail.

Chhattisgarh Police, in the meantime, mentioned it was weighing its authorized choices, alleging Ranjan had been “forcibly” taken away by UP Police and calling it obstruction of justice for the reason that cops from Raipur had reached Ranjan’s home with a warrant. Raipur senior SP Prashant Agrawal mentioned that they had handed in a criticism about this at Indirapuram police station in Ghaziabad, nevertheless it wasn’t accepted. “We’ve emailed it to the SP and IG,” Agrawal mentioned.
Raipur police’s warrant was in reference to an FIR filed towards Ranjan within the Chhattisgarh capital for airing a deceptive video of Rahul Gandhi, relating remarks the Congress chief had made earlier to the beheading of a tailor final week in Udaipur.
A seven-member Raipur police crew led by DSP Udayan Behar landed up at Niho Scottish, the society in Indirapuram the place Ranjan lives, at 6am on Tuesday. They took the cellphones of guards on the gate. One member of the police crew guarded the gate whereas the others proceeded to Ranjan’s flat.
At 6.24am, in a tweet tagging chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the Ghaziabad SSP and ADG Lucknow, Ranjan tweeted in Hindi, “Chhattisgarh Police is standing exterior my home to arrest me with out informing the native police. Is it authorized?”
Round 8am, Raipur police responded with a tweet: “There isn’t any such rule to tell. Nonetheless, now they’re knowledgeable. The police crew has proven you the court docket’s warrant of arrest. You need to in reality cooperate, be a part of within the investigation and put your defence in court docket.”
Within the meantime, inside half an hour of Ranjan’s tweet, a Ghaziabad police crew had reached Niho Scottish – round 10 constables led by sub-inspectors Vijay Dhaka and Ajay Kumar. They quizzed their visiting compatriots about their IDs, requested why they weren’t in uniform and why the native police station had not been stored within the loop, Tempers flared, resulting in a heated standoff. A senior Ghaziabad police officer mentioned the Raipur cops additionally didn’t present them the warrant.
Ghaziabad SSP Muniraj G mentioned native residents had additionally dialled the 112 helpline in regards to the guards being made to take a seat in a nook of the compound with their cellphones “snatched” from them. “When Ghaziabad police reached, we discovered Chhattisgarh Police personnel weren’t sporting uniforms and we didn’t have any details about their arrival both,” Muniraj mentioned.
The SSP mentioned that they had acquired info from Noida police a couple of case being filed (at Sector 20) towards Ranjan and {that a} police crew would go to satisfy Ranjan. “Later, they took Ranjan to Noida for additional investigation,” Muniraj mentioned.
The Noida police crew additionally reached Niho Scottish round 8am. The standoff escalated because it tried to take Ranjan away, edging perilously near a scuffle amid pushing and shoving on the gate as Ranjan was taken to a automobile.
Later within the day, in Raipur, senior SP Agrawal informed TOI, “Primarily based on a criticism by Congress MLA Devendra Yadav, an FIR was lodged towards Ranjan on July three for allegedly selling enmity between completely different teams, intentional insult and outraging non secular emotions of individuals. A crew was despatched to Ghaziabad for the arrest. Chhattisgarh Police complied with the method of legislation and reached the Ghaziabad residence of the accused for execution of the court docket warrant. Whereas the procedures of arrest had been being finished after taking the accused in custody, Uttar Pradesh Police forcefully took him with them and obstructed the arrest procedures regardless of our personnel displaying a warrant.”
Raipur police additionally shared on Twitter a letter it wrote to Devpal Singh, SHO of Indirapuram. The letter talked about particulars of the criticism towards Ranjan. Concerning the warrant, it mentioned, “The court docket had issued an arrest warrant towards the accused… Police confirmed the warrant to the accused’s brother Rahul Ranjan and Archana, Rohit’s spouse. At the moment, two sub-inspectors of Indirapuram police station – Vijay Dhaka and Ajay Kumar – reached together with 10-12 police personnel and mentioned the SHO was on his method, so we needed to wait. At the moment, members of the family of the accused weren’t supporting the investigation and we requested Indirapuram police for assist. However Ghaziabad cops stopped us from doing our responsibility,” the letter mentioned.
The Congress MLA’s criticism says a video of Rahul Gandhi was “mischievously used” to recommend that “he forgave the killers of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal whereas Gandhi was referring to SFI members who attacked his workplace at Wayanad in Kerala”. Ranjan had apologised on the present the following day, saying Rahul’s assertion was mistakenly performed within the Udaipur context. He additionally tweeted, “It was a human error and our crew is apologetic about it.”
Noida police mentioned that they had acted on two complaints from Zee Media for a probe into the video incident. “On the premise of each complaints, we registered an FIR beneath Part 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the IPC,” extra DCP Singh informed TOI. Noida police later issued a press release, saying Ranjan was arrested on the premise of proof and launched on bail because the part is bailable.
At Indirapuram police station, in the meantime, the safety company of Niho Scottish filed a police criticism later within the day in regards to the intimidation of its guards. Kapil Tyagi, supervisor of the company overseeing safety, mentioned, “At the moment, 4 safety guards had been current.”

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