The joint forum of media in Tripura has launched mass signature campaign to press for their demand of CBI probe into the death of young television journalist Shantanu Bhowmik (28) in a mysterious circumstance on September 20 last at Mandwi of West Tripura.
Talking to media, Convenor of the forum and veteran journalist Subal Kumar Dey alleged that besides social media the agitating journalists have been getting threat over telephone in past three days warning them to stay away from the demand of CBI enquiry into the death of Shantanu.
“The miscreants are also making threat calls to a leading television channel asking to stop airing the agitation of journalists, civil societies and political parties who are demanding CBI into Bhowmik’s murder. At least three CPI(M) activists including a state secretariat member abused the journalists who has been demanding for CBI probe in social media and openly instigating the public against the demand,” Mr Dey stated.
He further stated that not only the journalists the civil society members who have supported the movement were threatened to life in social media.