For the third day running, Resident Editor of The Hindu S. Nagesh Kumar was made to go to the Punjagutta police station here by the police in its ongoing witch-hunt against the newspaper.
The harassment has been going on in connection with the case registered against the newspaper for publishing a report about the visit of Director-General of Police V. Dinesh Reddy to a godman in the Old City. The police commenced investigation into the case registered against the Resident Editor on Tuesday, a day after his bail order was executed.
Accompanied by his advocate Balwanth Reddy and medical practitioner K. Ramakrishna, he reached the station at the designated time. He sought another date for his examination on medical grounds and showed all relevant records.
Mr. Nagesh Kumar said he would appear on September 28, for the questioning. Station House Officer N. Tirupathi Rao, who is the investigating officer, however, insisted that he appear again on September 26. After prolonged discussions, his next appearance was fixed for September 27, in line with a notice that was served on Monday but superseded immediately.
During the 100-minute meeting, the investigating officer questioned the Resident Editor in a general manner.