ZP Adhyaksha files NCFIR against local newspaper reporter

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
28 Nov 2017

The Adhyaksha of Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, Smt Baby Fareeda has registered an NCFIR against a reporter of a local daily last Saturday. According to reports, the Pahargaon Police, on the basis of the statement of Smt Fareeda, registered the complaint under sections 500/504/506 IPC against Razia Begum, Reporter of The Phoenix Post. Further investigation is underway.
In the statement to the Police, Smt Fareeda said that on November 25, she along with a Gram Pradhan approached the Police Station, Pahargaon for settlement of a family dispute between Abdul Majeed, resident of Bambooflat and his spouse, Rehanath Bibi, a resident of Calicut. “At around 5 pm, Razia Begum, sister of Abdul Majeed, reached the Police Station and started hurling abuses at us. She used words like ‘Get out’ ‘Get Lost’ against a public representative in full public glare and boasted of being reporter of local daily, The Phoenix Post. She even threatened us with dire consequences at the Police Station. Being a people’s representative, it’s my duty to extend all possible assistance to the needy and sort out their issues, but I was shocked to experience such misbehaviour by a woman from the local media. I have requested the Police to take appropriate action as per law against Razia Begum,” said Smt Fareeda speaking to EOI.
Sources further informed that after much chaos at the Police Station, Pahargaon, Deputy Superintendent of Police, South Andaman, Mr Nishant Gupta reached the station and directed registration of an NCFIR against Razia Begum under sections 500 IPC (defamation), 504 IPC (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 IPC (criminal intimidation).