New Delhi : The Editors Guild of India Wednesday expressed shock over the death of Indian Express reporter Vijay Pratap Singh, who was injured in a bomb attack outside the Uttar Pradesh finance minister’s residence in Allahabad July 12.
“We strongly condemn the criminalisation of politics in Uttar Pradesh and the failure of the police force to protect journalists carrying out their professional duties,” a statement by the guild’s president Rajdeep Sardesai and secretary general Coomi Kapoor said.
The Guild urged the UP chief minister to ensure that Singh’s family gets all assistance.
“The attack on Finance Minister Nand Gopal Nandi, allegedly by a contract killer, was in broad daylight. We urge UP Chief Minister Mayawati to ensure that the family of this courageous and intrepid correspondent is taken care of,” the statement said.
Singh died in a hospital here Tuesday.