Journalist “framed” for reporting govt inaction, alleges family

Tanveer Warsi

Tanveer Warsi, a local journalist who also associated with NDTV and ANI from Rajgarh District of Madhya Pradesh has been booked under a case of medical negligence alleging him of being the part of a private hospital management after he continuously reported the inactions of government authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As stated in the FIR, The CHL MD Hospital and Trauma Centre is permitted to treat OPD patients whereas the ICU patients are being treated under ill facilities. The hospital is alleged to have no records of newborns and of irresponsible behaviour due to which there have been deaths of 4-5 children at the time of delivery. All these allegations constitute a violation of the M.P Medical Counsel Act.

The FIR has been filed at Rajgarh police station against Tanveer Warsi and 21 others under section 177,186,269,188,304,336,369,417,34 and 3 others.

A video of Tanveer Warsi went viral on social media in which he claims that the cases are being framed against him because of his unbiased reporting. Tanveer denies being a part of the hospital in any way.

According to Warsi, this came after he reported the administration’s false claim of ventilators being provided to the people contrary to the actual situation where the ventilators were not working.

Warsi who founded “Prabhat Sanket” newspaper, worked as a television journalist for 21 years. He also reported regarding a 200 bedded hospital in Khiljipur that was being shown working on papers but there was no such hospital.

“We are being tortured mentally,” says a family member of Tanveer.

“I was also taken to the hospital to know about the whereabouts of Tanveer,” Parvaiz Warsi brother of Tanveer Warsi told Maktoob.

“Our relative’s residence is being raided by the police which creates fear among our family members” he adds.

Parvaiz alleged that the main intention of the administration and police is to defame him and this is being done as a result of his unbiased and true reporting.

Tanveer’s 11-year-old son and his wife now worry about the cases and police actions.