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Press club secretary arrested

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (UNI) Strained relations between two factions of journalists, in connection with the Thiruvananthapuram Press Club election, has ended up in public mudslinging and filing of cases leading to arrest of the Press Club Secretary here on Thursday.
In a statement issued by newly elected press club secretary M Radhakrishnan alleged that he was framed in a fake case, denying media reports that he trespassed into the house of a woman journalist who is also his colleague in a Malayalam daily.
Clarifying the incident that happened on November 30 at 2240 hrs, he said he reached in front of the house of the female colleage on the request of the locals, who detained another male journalist working in the same media firm for his suspicious presence during late night at the spot.
The male journalist was detained by the locals led by a woman advocate following a complaint from the owner of the house where the female journalist was a tenant.
Though issues related to the detaining of the male journalist were settled on that night without a police intervention, a fake case was registered after a few days at the Pettah police station against Radhakrishn alleging that he barged into the house of the woman scribe.
Meanwhile, a group of women journalist, supported by pro-Left Kerala Union of Working Journalist (KUWJ), had staged a sit-in dharna in front of the press club demanding the arrest of the press club secretary in connection with the case filed at the Pettah police station, forcing the police to act on the complaint and took the custody of the press club secretary.
The members of Network of Women in Media (NWMI) had lodged a complaint with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the Kerala Women's Commission demanding action against the alleged moral policing by the press club secretary. Soon after receiving the complainant, the Women Commission sought a detailed report from the city Police Commissioner.
Based on the complaint by the woman scribe, the Pettah police registered the case under Sections 451 of IPC (house trespass), 341 of IPC (wrongful restraining), 354 of IPC (assault on woman to outrage her modesty) and 323 of IPC (voluntarily causing hurt) against Radhakrishnan.
A few members of the newly elected Press Club Managing Committee alleged that enimity between the factions led to the registering of the case against the press club secretary, whose panel fought and won the press club elections with a thumping majority against the pro-Left panel.
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