Noted TV journalist Sulabh Srivastava, working for ABP News, Uttar Pradesh, was found dead under suspicious circumstances. The deceased had written a letter to ADG Prayagraj two days before he was found dead, alleging that the liquor mafia was unhappy with his news reporting and there was a threat to his life. However, the death of the journalist is being considered an accident by the police.
Terming the Yogi Adityanath government's governance as 'Jungle Raj', the IYC President alleged that the journalist was killed for reporting the truth from Prayagraj.
Srinivas shared a Twitter post from another journalist of a leading Hindi daily which stated that Srivastava had given an application to ADG Zone Prayagraj regarding the safety of life and property in the region on June 12 and on June13, his body was found.
The additional superintendent of police, East Pratapgarh, said, “The ABP journalist Sulabh Srivastava was coming back to Pratapgarh after covering news. He was injured after falling from his motorcycle near a brick kiln. He was helped by labourers present on the spot and his family members were also informed about the incident. An ambulance was also called on the spot after which he was taken to the district hospital where he was declared brought dead. A police team later visited the accident spot and prima facie, it was found that the bike slipped and collided with a pole and a hand pump. We are investigating the matter.”