New Delhi : Delhi Police has been instructed not to prosecute two journalists for what officials said was a wrong report about Chinese firing across the border, official sources said Wednesday.
Home Minister P. Chidambaram is learnt to have told Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal not to proceed against the journalists against whom the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) had filed an official complaint.
In their complaint to Delhi Police, the ITBP had said the two journalists from Delhi published a news report about Chinese cross-border firing that apparently resulted in injuries to two of their personnel. The ITBP wanted police to file an FIR against the journalists for misleading the public and causing panic.
When the issue reached Chidambaram, he is learnt to have told Dadwal not to pursue the case against the reporters or the newspaper.
Not only the ITBP but also the government has strongly denied reports of such incidents or increase in Chinese border aggression.