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Mangalore: After 4 months in jail, Naveen Soorinje finally released


Mangalore: After 4 months in jail, Naveen Soorinje finally released

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (VM)

Mangalore, Mar 23: After spending more than four months in the district jail in connection with last year's attack on a Padil home stay, TV journalist Naveen Soorinje was finally released here on Saturday March 23 at 5.30 pm.

Soorinje's release comes five days after the high court granted him bail on March 18.

He was welcomed by a swarm of media persons, members of various organizations including DYFI, PUCL and Komu Souharda Vedike, and individuals like Vittal Malekudiya, a student who was released last year after being arrested on suspicions of assisting Naxal activities, and Vijaykumar, one of the victims of the home stay attack.

Speaking to daijiworld, Soorinje's lawyer Saitsh Kumar Bantwal said that he has been released after his brother-in-law Jagannath Shetty gave a surety bond of Rs 5 lac as ordered by the high court. Soorinje will be required to appear in the court as when he is called, he added.

Muneer Katipalla of DYFI welcomed Soorinje's release and said, "We are happy that Soorinje fought against moral policing. We will continue our fight against moral policing in the future also."

Soorinje, one of the 44 accused in the home stay case, was arrested on November 7, 2012 in a flash operation by Kankanady police led by circle inspector Ravish Naik.

The government had dropped charges against him following a hunger strike by media persons in Bangalore. Courts at various levels had denied him bail.

He was finally granted bail by the high court after one of the victims, Vijaykumar, appeared as a witness and claimed that Soorinje had been falsely framed by the police to hide their own inefficiency, and also that Soorinje had even tried to save the boys and girls who were being attacked.

 

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  • Dr Kiran VSA, Udupi

    Mon, Mar 25 2013

    Its satisfying moment for all those fought tirelessly against this inhuman flase case n allegations by State BJP Govt. Now Soorinje should file case against the Police and State Govt.

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  • Rajesh Kulal, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 24 2013

    Congrats Naveen.. Good Job for DYFI.. keep up good work...

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  • Fr Ambrose Pinto SJ, Bangalore

    Sun, Mar 24 2013

    The battle cannot be over. The injustice done to the journalist has to be addressed so that people who have not committed the crime do not land up in jails. All those responsible in jailing the person should be brought to justice. Its time to expose the "hidden agenda" of the various affiliates who have caused havoc in the place. In the meantime, to all those who worked for the cause of Naveen's release, congrats.

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  • John Doe, Kudlada Ulaye

    Sun, Mar 24 2013

    If Naveen Soorinje look so good after going to prison, then all of us need to spend at least one month for such a make over.

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  • Jacobnelson, Bejai

    Sun, Mar 24 2013

    When time is good everything looks good
    When time is bad even good looks bad

    Good man will have always respect in society whatever currupt police charges.
    We have examples of police charged more than 25 cases on innoscent people as an 'Nexalite' where as they utterly failed to catch real 'Nexalites'

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  • Leslie fernandes, Brahmagiri, Udupi

    Sun, Mar 24 2013

    FREE OUTSIDE...
    ARE YOU REALLY FREE INSIDE...???
    NAVEEN,
    IS YOUR CONSCIENCE FREE FROM SINS OF HOME STAY VANDALISM..???
    COME OUT CLEAN WITH CLEAR STATEMENT.

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  • Dr.H.M. Watson, Moodabidri/Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Very happy to see Mr. Naveen Sooringe finally out of jail. Congratulations. Also to all you supported him in all ways. Our society needs people like Mr. Naveen Sooringe. May God continue to be with you.

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  • Mohammad Iqbal, Hokkadigoly/KSA

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Welcome Mr.Naveen soorinje.really you are the 'man of the Dakshina kannada'.because of inefficiency police your valuable time wasted.who will bear this ? people of the dakshina kannada taught already a lesson for guardian of moral police and original(inefficiency) police thro' ULB election.god bless you.have a bright future in journalism and keep on fighting against injustice.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Now media will also rape BJP.......

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  • Louis D'Souza, Kuwait

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Dear Naveen, may God Bless you. A true Hindu, who had to go to jail but never failed in delivering justice. Court will give you clean chit soon. But those police officers who filed false case against you should be punished once congress govt comes in power after these election.

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  • lukas, malpe

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    do your good work,surely you will be Honoured by Next government otherthen BJP.

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  • vinod, Kudla

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Is that" akodchi anna birthday yenna" ?

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  • Abdulkhader B, Khobar

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    A truimph of true media person.

    With every wishes to Naveen Soorinje.

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  • Ifthikhar, Mangalore / KSA

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Mr Naveen Soorinje enough is enough please take care of yourself now. They are shameless and fearless people. They do anything for power.

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  • GERALD, MODANKAP

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    THANKS TO GOD THAT WE ARE LIVING IN INDIA FOR A MOMENT I THOUGHT WE ARE LIVING IN BANGLADESH OR PAKISTAN DUE BJP RULE IN KARNATAKA

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  • Arjun Pai, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Bollu ee onchuru manipande kullu... dhane nidhreddh ethe lakinna... lakochi jeppu:)

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  • common man, Dubai

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Arjun pai, amazing, the way you written the comment i can't stop my laugh....

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  • I J S SHET, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Good news for all civilized people of M'lore and Bharat! Let one and all safe guard their liberty with all due caution in this situation that prevails. Soorinje Sir ALL GOOD WISHES & REGARDS! You are a Maha-Atma! -ijss.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Welcome Back & CONGRATS MR NAVEEN SOORINJE and hope for'PURE'& 'FREE'independent media in coming days, probably from MAY 8 2013!!

    Whta happened to Cabinet deliberation on N.Soorinje's issue?Why not implemented?Under who's behest it is waiting for it's ution?Dear Soorinje,what you started war against anti nationals bore the fruits in MCC election and hope they and their masters learn a costly lesson hereafter.

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    By the by 'PURE'& 'FREE'independent media" ....means after May 8th please do not write about Congress's Akrama therafter when they come to power according to our NRI brother. Only wrtie good things.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Dear Indian brother I quote the words "PURE AND FREE"from ISHWARAPPA!!Hope you were enjoyed!!!(Ishanna used these words for BSY after his ditch BJP became (NOT)PURE &(NOT )FREE !!

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Ok ok...I get it, your meant Isu's Pure, yeh u r right,thats what i meant.

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    ...& also by the by, India's chances look though on day 2 at the 4th test in Delhi...if you are so much intrested in talking something which is not related to this news abt some dingbat eshu's Harikate.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Justice at last (only half delivered). You have done good work exposing the extremist groups and the inefficiency of Mangalore police under the influence of extremists.As protectors law and order in the society they should be ashamed of them selves to be allowed to be ruled by sang parivar & co.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Informing police in advance is the most stupid thing one can do when it comes to corrupt police of India, who are hand in glove with criminals.
    Don't U think it's the work of the police to stop crime and even before it takes place...?

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  • Sandy, Udupi/UAE

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Little careful Mr. Naveen. Still many beedis are freely roaming out side. They may attack you any time....Once election result announces you can live happily.

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  • Antony T. D' Souza, Karkala / Qatar

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    You are in good spirit. I know for sure, you will live worthy for the cause.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Make sure that next time you will inform the police in advance before covering some preplanned crimes.

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  • Asif Iqbal, Jubaile/Kinnigoli

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Mr Naveen soorinje you should be inform the police in advance before covering some Sanga Parivars preplanned crimes.
    Allayya soorinje neenu modale inform madadiddharinda subash padilannu goonda act nalli bandisa bekaithu police ge inform madiddare 420 case aaki bida bahudithu


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  • Naufal, uddabettu

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    congrats..

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Why did he landed in Jail..what's is fault..??

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  • Kaizer, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 23 2013

    Dear Brother,
    Now since you have freed from jail , you have to fight for justice and recompensation has to be given for what you have gone thru all these days.
    GOD BLESS YOU.

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