Recently a freelance journalist named Mandeep Punia was detained by Delhi police. At Singhu protest site on Saturday evening he was picked up by police. Police are alleging that he had misbehaved with a station house officer (SHO) at the Singhu border that evening.
Another journalist named Dharmender Singh was also picked up by police. But later they released Dharmender after he showed his press ID. After a video went viral over social media in which Mandeep is forcefully picked up by Delhi Police. The Delhi Police used brutal force while picking up him and didn’t inform his family and colleague, through the night.
Mandeep Punia being detained by police pic.twitter.com/gHZJ9KtUq0
— Sandeep Singh (@PunYaab) January 30, 2021
Later his colleagues informed his family that Mandeep is missing. And they went to the police station to file a missing report where they discovered Mandeeps situation.
Journalists Protest at Delhi Police Headquarters
Today Mandeep Punia is in 14-Day Judicial Custody and his lawyer is doing every necessary procedure to save him. After this incident, several journalists gathered outside of Delhi Police Headquarters on the Jai Singh Road on Sunday and started protesting for Mandeep Punia. Several people connected to the journalism and news media profession started showing support to Mandeep on social media.
— Asmita Nandy (@NandyAsmita) January 31, 2021
It is also seen that well-known news anchor and reporters also showed their support on Twitter. Social media users started posting every possible video and information to show what happened that evening with Mandeep.
Release Mandeep Punia and Dharmender Singh immediately https://t.co/XwxbCD6jtP
— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) January 30, 2021
The police should release Mandeep Punia immediately and stop intimidating and harassing journalists. Mandeep interned with @thewire_in a couple of years back and rural reporting is his passion. https://t.co/AUYyfxKYjW
— Siddharth (@svaradarajan) January 30, 2021
Solidarity with Mandeep Punia. Is he ok ? https://t.co/3W0fPEOVGW
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) January 31, 2021
Freelance Journalist Mandeep Punia Charged Under Four IPC Sections
He is charged under section 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty),186 (voluntarily obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. FIR Against Mandeep alleges that he was part of the mob (A large or disorderly group of people) which attacked policemen on Saturday evening.
Mandeep Punia's FIR copy.
We have to resist this fascism at every step. pic.twitter.com/wsyc9elXFB
— Sangha/ਸੰਘਾ/संघा (@FarmStudioz) January 31, 2021
Mandeep Punia Journalist Wiki Biography
After all these things many people become curious to know who is Mandeep Punia Wikipedia? The 25 years old Mandeep belongs to Jhajjar city in Haryana. Unfortunately, there is not much learning available on the internet but we managed to gather some details.
Mandeep Punia Education
Mandeep is graduated from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Further, he studied journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) between the years of 2016-17. During his education days, he had a high interest in Mass Communication which was the reason he pursued journalism as a profession.
The young Mandeep Punia is a freelance journalist who has been writing for Caravan magazine and Junputh. He is associated with journalism since 2016. After studying journalism he worked for many news media companies as a freelancer.
Mandeep’s Wife, Family
There is not much about his family but we found that Mandeep’s wife is 29 years old and her name is Leelashree. She is a research scholar at Panjab University. Currently, she is actively participating in the protest with other journalists at the Delhi Police headquarters on Jai Singh Road on Sunday.
Further, Mandeep has three older sisters and his mother is 76 years old who lives in Jhajjar, Haryana. More information about him will be discovered soon. Currently, Mandeep is going through a hard time and his case will be presented in Rohini court on 2, February 2021.
Here is Mandeep’s Social Media
Mandeep is followed by seven thousand plus people on Twitter which shows that how responsible journalist he is. Unfortunately, we were unable to fund his Instagram account. There is a possibility that he doesn’t even use Instagram.
Twitter account click here @mandeeppunia1