Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Don't drag the Saikias: JFA

Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has fervently requested the newspapers and news channels to avoid the description of family members while narrating an accused person in any case. Commenting on journalist Santanu Saikia’s arrest by the Delhi police today for his alleged involvement in leaking government documents to corporate personnel, the journalist forum appealed the media outlets to spare his parent’s name in the narration.

Saikia, who used to work for New Delhi based economic newspapers for many years, lately run a portal relating to the Petroleum sectors. The police suspect his role in procuring and later providing secret documents relating to the Petroleum ministry to some private companies for personal benefits. He, along with few others, was detained by the police yesterday for interrogation and reportedly found some vital documents from their possessions.

“For any reason, we are convinced that Saikia’s father and mother, who were Assam’s best known journalist and author contributing immensely to our society, were no way involved with the alleged unlawful activities. Hence their names should not be used in the description of Saikia in this unwanted case,” said a statement issued by the JFA.

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

Random Stories

In quest of divine help

1 Oct 2014 - 8:38pm | AT News
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi sought divine help to tide over the problems confronting the state these days. Addressing the devotees at a Durga puja mandap in Panjabari area in Guwahati on Wednesday...

Three students held for killing school mate in Udalguri

5 Sep 2017 - 10:19am | AT Staff Reporter
The recent apprehension of three school going students in an one year old death case of another minor school student has created sensation in Udalguri district.Sidon Basumatari (14) son of Bapan...

ITC to invest Rs 500 cr. in FMCG in Assam

8 Feb 2013 - 6:49pm | AT News
Good news. ITC Ltd. Promised to invest a huge Rs 500 crore into the fast moving consumer goods sector, especially in the food processing industry in the state.ITC Chairman Y.C. Deveshwar assured this...