Ex Congress MLA found guilty for suicide of journalist

Ambala, Feb 28 (PTI) Former chief parliamentary secretary and ex-Congress MLA Ram Kishan Gujjar and two others were today held guilty by a local court for the suicide of a journalist in 2009.

Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Arya pronounced the order in this regard. However, the quantum of sentence will be announced on March 2.

Pankaj Khanna, a journalist of Naraingarh, had committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance on June 10, 2009.

In his suicide note, the journalist had alleged that Ram Kishan and two of his associates had harassed him and police had booked him in a false case on his direction.

On the complaint of journalist’s father Yashpal Khanna, police had registered a case against Ram Kishan and two others under section 306 (abetment to suicide) IPC.

After investigation, police had given clean chit to Ram Kishan.

However, Yashpal Khanna moved the district court requesting that the name of Ram Kishan be included in FIR.

Ram Kishan challenged the matter in high court which dismissed the appeal.

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