Shoe-thrower journalist released after brief detention

Shoe-thrower journalist released after brief detention
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Apr 07 2009. 05 05 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 07 2009. 05 05 PM IST
New Delhi: Sikh journalist Jarnail Singh, who hurled a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram at a press conference here on Tuesday, was released by police after brief detention.
Station House Officer (SHO) of Tughlaq Road Police station Anil Kumar Yadav said that the scribe, who flung his shoe to protest the clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, has been released.
“No case has been registered against him. He has regretted his action,” the official said adding that the journalist was freed after being questioned.
After being released, the journalist, who works with a leading Hindi daily, said he has raised an appropriate issue and the victims of the anti-Sikh riots should get justice.
“May be my manner of protest was wrong,” said the scribe who left with his journalist friends and Sikh supporters.
Meanwhile, Sunita Tiwari, who claimed to be his lawyer and had come to meet him at the police station, alleged that she was not allowed to talk to her client.
“I was misbehaved with. The SHO asked the constables to take me out of the room. I wanted to talk to Jarnail as he was mentally disturbed,” she claimed.
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First Published: Tue, Apr 07 2009. 05 05 PM IST