Mangalore, May 24: A delegation of media journalists association of Dakshina Kannada met chief minister Siddaramaih on May 22, Wednesday and submitted a memorandum urging him to drop all the charges leveled against journalist Naveen Soorinje and TV cameraman Sharan in connection with Mist home stay attack.
They stated in their memorandum that although Soorinje had been released on bail, Sharan is still in judicial custody and requested chief minister to drop all the charges against those two.
According to Vijaykumar, one of the victims of home stay attack even made it clear before the court during the hearing of bail petition of Naveen Soorinje that those two journalists had gone to report the proceedings of the attack.
Association further stated in its memorandum that the two have been framed with the same charges leveled against other accused in the case. Earlier BJP government had failed to fulfill its promise of dropping all charges against the two, memorandum says.
The memorandum has further urged the chief minister to go through deep in to the case yet again and drop all charges against Soorinje and Sharan and insisted CM to initiate action against the police officials responsible for their arrest.