PCI constitutes one-man committee to probe Faizabad incident



New Delhi: Press Council of India on Tuesday constituted a one-man committee to probe into the incident of attack on a religious place and a media house in Faizabad last week.

PCI Chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju appointed Sheetla Singh, Member of PCI and editor of Jan Morcha of Faizabad, to inquire into the incident on a complaint filed by activist Teesta Setalvad and submit his report at the earliest, a statement from the PCI said.

"If the allegations in the letter of Setalvad are correct it is a serious criminal offence which tends to disrupt the secular framework of our Constitution and society, and deserves condemnation and harsh punishment," Katju said.

A religious place was gutted and destroyed by vandals and also the office of bilingual Hindi-Urdu publication 'Aap ki Taaqat', which was on its first floor.

PTI