Such scenes were often created by them to blackmail contractors and engineers, he added, saying there were numerous instances of the “blackmailers” having extracted money from the officials.
“They even tried to blackmail me for buying a property in the town and when I told one of them that I would lodge a police complaint, they said even police could not do them any harm,” Mr Qayoom alleged, adding, “It looked to be true because police had not acted on three of his complaints against them.”
Another resident, Mohammad Sultan said that instead of discharging their duty of the fourth pillar of democracy, these representatives of some dailies had joined hands with the “wrong doers”.
“They would not write a single word about the sub-standard material being used in the developmental works but would definitely send to their organisations the dispatches, where their personal interest was involved,” Mr Sultan alleged.
Sunil Kumar, Maharaj Krishan, Rouf, Hemant and Kirpal were also up in arms against these representatives. They said both police and their organisations should act on the complaints against them, as they are defaming the prestige of the pious profession of journalism.
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