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Athelete Dutee Chand accuses two Odisha journalists, activist of harassment

Dutee Chand has also filed a Rs 5 crore defamation lawsuit against the senior journalist and a social activist for maligning her reputation. 

Published: 03rd September 2021 08:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2021 08:56 AM   |  A+A-

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR:  Sprinter Dutee Chand has lodged a complaint in Mahila police station here alleging harassment by a senior journalist and correspondent of a regional news channel and a social activist. She said this had an adverse impact on her performance during the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.

In her complaint, Dutee alleged that the correspondent of a regional news channel interviewed her family members when she was in Tokyo. In the interview, Dutee’s family members reportedly spoke about their personal issues with her. She alleged that a senior journalist of the news channel demanded money from her for not airing the interview.

Mahila police said they have registered a case and launched an investigation into the matter.
Dutee has also filed a Rs 5 crore defamation lawsuit against the senior journalist and a social activist for maligning her reputation. She accused the social activist of levelling fabricated allegations against her of misusing government funds.​



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  • Murthy

    Blackmail attempt by journalists happens but not publicised
    9 months ago reply
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