Chennai: Political parties and Chennai Press Club on Monday condemned the brutal murder of Tamil television channel journalist Moses by anti-social elements for reporting on the illicit sale of ganja.
Moses was killed by a group on Sunday night.
Condemning the killing, DMK President M.K.Stalin said Moses exposed the sales of ganja at Kundrathur and was getting threats.
His father had lodged a police complaint, but no action was taken on that. On Sunday night, Moses was called out by some people and hacked to death, he said.
Stalin charged the AIADMK government and the police with giving protection to gangs selling ganja while remaining silent when journalists are killed.
Condemning the killing of Moses, MMK leader M.H. Jawahirullah said the killing shows the pathetic levels of journalists’ safety in Tamil Nadu.
He also demanded the state government to pay Moses’ family financial compensation.
Chennai Press Club Joint Secretary Bharathi Tamizhan said the hands of anti-social elements like the sand mafia, ganja gangs, land grabbers and others are on the high and as a result, a journalist has been killed.
He said Chief Minister K. Palaniswami who has the Home Portfolio, should intervene and order strong action and ensure the safety of journalists by enacting suitable law.
Tamizhan also urged the state government to pay compensation to the family of Moses.