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Electronic media has become police, prosecution and judge: Digvijay Singh

Friday, 28 December 2012 - 4:03pm IST Updated: Friday, 28 December 2012 - 4:06pm IST | Place: Bhopal | Agency: PTI
After a policeman died during the agitation in the aftermath of the gang-rape, the electronic media showed an eyewitness who claimed to have seen the security personnel falling down, Singh said.
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Deprecating the electronic media over coverage of protests following the gangrape in Delhi, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said it was playing the roles of police station, prosecution and the judge.

"During the agitation following the gangrape of a girl in New Delhi, the electronic media has become the police station, the prosecution and even the judge," Digvijay told PTI.

After a policeman died during the agitation in the aftermath of the gang-rape, the electronic media showed an eyewitness who claimed to have seen the security personnel falling down, he said.

The eyewitness was even shown saying that the policeman had not been hit by anything, the Congress leader said, adding that all this was not the job of the electronic media.

"I think all of us have become irrelevant and the nation should be left at the mercy of the electronic media who will run it," Singh said.

He said, however, in contrast, the print media "behaves responsibly" and does not go on and on about any particular story.




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