//Jarnail Singh released after brief detention

Jarnail Singh released after brief detention

New Delhi: Journalist Jarnail Singh who hurled a shoe at Home minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday at a press conference here was released by police after brief detention. Station House officer of Tughlaq Road Police station Anil Kumar Yadav told reporters that the scribe has been freed for the time being.

“No case has been registered against him. He has regretted about his action,” the official said, adding that the journalist was questioned for his action and then he was released.

After being freed, the Sikh journalist of a Hindi daily, who has caused a flutter in the political circle, said the issue that he raised was anappropriate issue and the victims should get justice.

“May be my way of protest was wrong,” said the scribe who later left with his journalist friends and Sikh supporters.

Meanwhile, Sunita Tiwari, who claimed to be his lawyer and had come to meet him at the police station, alleged that she was not allowed to talk to her client.

“I was misbehaved with. The SHO asked the constables to take me out of the room. I wanted to talk to Jarnail as he was mentally disturbed,” she said.

PTI, April 7, 2009