A team of Rajasthan Police went to Noida on Sunday to arrest TV journalist Aman Chopra but unsuccessfully returned as the police found Chopra’s house locked. The Rajasthan High Court issued stay orders on arrest in two cases registered against Chopra in Bundi and Alwar districts on Saturday.
However, the court did not stay his arrest in the third FIR registered in Dungarpur district, in which a local court issued an arrest warrant against the journalist. Rajasthan Police says their team went to Chopra’s house in Noida on Saturday, but they were not found there. The police also said that the Uttar Pradesh Police did not cooperate.
According to media reports, this was the second time that the team of Rajasthan Police had gone to Noida to arrest Chopra. According to the police, like last time, this time also the UP Police took them to a police station and asked them to get some information and made them wait for a long time. Dungarpur SP Sudhir Joshi said that our additional SP had already informed him about the case against Chopra.
Rajasthan Police at TV anchor’s house
Dungarpur SP alleged that our team was asked to wait at Noida Police Station, and by then, the accused had left. When our team reached Chopra’s house, it was found locked there. Let us inform you that three FIRs were registered against Chopra for the content of his TV show after the demolition of a temple in Rajasthan’s Alwar last month; in which the first case was in Bichhwada of Dungarpur on April 23, the second in Bundi and the third case on the same day. It was recorded in Alwar on 24 April.
According to the cases against Chopra, he made false and fictitious claims in his TV shows. In the show, he described the recently demolished temple case in Rajasthan’s Alwar by the municipality as revenge for the demolition drive against illegal encroachment in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri.
A case has been registered against Chopra under IPC sections 124-A (sedition), 295A (acting with intent to outrage religious feelings), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) and section 67 of the IT Act. It was done, which is being investigated by the SHO of Dungarpur Kotwali police station.
The court imposed a stay on the arrest.
Additional Advocate General (AAG) GS Rathore said that Chopra had filed a petition in the Rajasthan High Court to quash the cases registered against him. The court had stayed his arrest in connection with the FIRs in Alwar and Bundi. The stay was imposed, but in the case reported in Dungarpur, the court did not stop, after which the police came to arrest them again.
According to AAG Rathore, the court has not stayed his arrest in connection with the case registered in Dungarpur. At the same time, SP Joshi said that the case reported in Dungarpur had not been mentioned in the court order, so he would continue efforts to arrest Chopra.