Monday, December 11, 2006

Publisher goes underground

Publisher goes underground : HindustanTimes.com: "Printer/publisher of Just Another Magazine (JAM), Rashmi Bansal, against whom the Enforcement branch of Mumbai police registered an offence for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of people by making derogatory remarks on religious icons, has become untraceable.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Enforcement, Sanjay Mohite told HT on Sunday that Bansal could not be traced at her office at Prabhadevi or her residence at Navi Mumbai after when officers from the department went searching for her after the offence was registered under section 292 and 295 (a), a non bailable offence.

In its November 30-December 15 issue, JAM, which is generally considered to be a campus magazine, had published a series of articles and photographs sent by readers on the occasion of the World AIDS Day. The punch lines below a couple of pictures—of Dr BR Ambedkar and a Shivling—had allegedly used derogatory remarks about the religious figures, following which a complaint had been lodged against the magazine's printer/publisher."

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