Journalist Sharat Kumar & Sachin Pilot’s Media Advisor booked for spreading rumours over alleged phone tapping

The FIR was lodged on October 1, 2020, under sections 501 (1b), 505 (2) & 120 B of Indian Penal Code, said DCP South, Jaipur.

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Jaipur based senior journalist Sharat Kumar & former Deputy CM of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot’s media advisor Lokendra Singh have been booked by the Rajasthan Police for spreading rumours over alleged phone tapping of some MLAs & leaders. The incident happened during their stay in a hotel of Jaisalmer amidst the political crisis in the state.

The FIR was lodged on October 1, 2020, under sections 501 (1b), 505 (2) & 120 B of Indian Penal Code, said DCP South, Jaipur.

Sharat Kumar is a Rajasthan based senior journalist working with Aaj Tak news channel.

According to sources, the SHO of Vidhayak Puri police station who is also the investigating officer for the case said, “Police summoned Lokendra Singh to the police station on Thursday along with all of his gadgets (laptop, mobile and computer), which were used for the information dissemination of the ‘phone tapping report’.

More details on the matter are awaited.

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