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Rajasthan Police in Noida to arrest News18 anchor Aman Chopra, says UP Police “uncooperative”

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A team of Rajasthan Police is in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida to arrest TV news channel News18 anchor and right-wing journalist, Aman Chopra, for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups and hurting religious sentiments.

This comes after a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against Chopra.

Chopra’s residence was locked, and he couldn’t be found there, said Dungarpur SP Sudhir Joshi as reported by news agency PTI.

“Our team is camping in Noida and searching all possible locations to trace him. Yesterday also our team went to Chopra’s house but he was not found there and his residence was locked,” he said.

He also claimed that Noida police haven’t cooperated with them over the matter.

“Our team was stopped and asked to come to a local police station before directly acting on the arrest warrant. We cannot say that it is full cooperation,” he said.

According to the FIR, Chopra had given false and fictitious details by showing that the demolition of a temple in Rajgarh of Alwar district was done by the Rajasthan government in retaliation for the demolition in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri.

Three FIRs have been registered against Chopra under various sections pertaining to sedition, outraging religious sentiments, promoting enmity between two groups, as well as under the Information Technology (IT) Act, PTI reported.

Aman Chopra who has been widely criticised for spreading Islamophobia through TV debates is the Editor at News18 India and hosts the prime-time show.

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