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Kanwar Sandhu’s version on meeting with Balwant Singh Rajoana

December 19, 2015 | By

Chandigarh: Senior journalist Kanwar Sandhu who was reportedly assaulted (thrashed according to Daily Ajit website) by Balwant Singh Rajoana inside meeting room at Central jail Patiala has shared his version on today’s incident.

Kanwar Sandhu | A screenshot from FMI video

Kanwar Sandhu | A screenshot from FMI video

Kanwar Sandhu wrote on his Facebook wall:

There was an unfortunate incident this afternoon. After the videos, “Confessions of a Punjab Police Cop” were uploaded on Youtube, I was approached last week by a lady, Kamaldeep Kaur, who said that she was Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana’s sister. She said that I should have taken his version on issues concerning him. I told her that this was not done as these were video reports and videography was not possible in jail. I said she could send the version and I would use it as it is still a developing report. She said that I should meet Rajoana for the version and offered to arrange the meeting in jail. The meeting was fixed by her for today. She insisted that I ask Gurmeet Singh Pinky to come so that he could be face to face with Rajoana. I asked Pinky, if he could. He said, fine. She said that her husband would go along with me to meet Rajoana. Her husband spoke to me on the way (to check if I was coming) and then at the jail gate. I was ushered into the jail and when I met Rajoana, her husband was also sitting there. Pinky was not with me. When I met Rajoana and the other gentleman, an argument ensued and when I noticed that Rajoana and the other person were getting violent, I tried to move away. The jail officials intervened and lest the situation gets out of hand, I moved out of the jail.
Rajoana’s sister has posted a comment on her facebook page. I posted my own comments there but these were removed. In this post, she has accused me of yellow journalism at the behest of the government. I will not join issue with her as she claims to be an honourable person. I would only say that on my journalism, I would want my work to speak for itself. Nothing more to say. If they say that it is okay to insult or attack a person after inviting him, God Bless them. Just to say that I am fine and my nose is fine too (contrary to what PTC channel is saying)!

-Kanwar Sandhu

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