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Reporters Without Orders Ep 304: Tracing ANI’s ‘infiltrator’ journalist, gangster Godara

A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.

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This week, host Sumedha Mittal is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Shivnarayan Rajpurohit.

Basant reported on an ANI senior editor who allegedly “infiltrated” a dozen Indian army internal WhatsApp groups. He talks about how he stumbled upon the story and dug deep into the controversy of journalist Ajit Kumar Dubey entering these groups “by hiding his identity”. 

Shivnarayan talks about his report on Rohit Godara, the gangster who claimed the responsibility of the murder of Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi and gang operations. He traces Godara’s journey from being a mobile technician to becoming a gangland godfather associated with gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. 

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Timecodes

00:00:00 - Introduction

00:00:59 - ANI’s ‘infiltrator’

00:12:54 - Rohit Godara

00:30:38 - Recommendations

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