Kerala Police conduct raid at Kozhikode office of Asianet News

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Thiruvananthapuram: Days after the SFI activists barged into the Asianet News' Kochi bureau, the Kerala Police on Sunday conducted a raid at its Kozhikode office.

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The raid is being carried out based on a complaint filed by Left independent MLA P.V. Anvar.

Chairman of Asianet News, Rajesh Kalra while speaking to IANS said, "Kerala Police are currently raiding Asianet news office in Kozhikode in a fabricated case. This follows the SFI's disruptive activity at our Kochi office the other day."

He said that attempting to browbeat the Asianet would fail and that the newsgroup would take legal action against this.

Rajesh Kalra also said that there were earlier attempts to silence the media in Kerala and that those in power were trying to repeat that but it won't succeed in such tactics against the media.

On Friday, a group of Students' Federation of India (SFI) activists allegedly barged into the office of Malayalam news channel Asianet News in Kochi. A case was registered against the SFI activists, the student wing of the ruling CPM, based on a complaint lodged by the TV channel.

With IANS inputs

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