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Factory run by absconding newspaper owner s kin pulled down

Authorities on Saturday demolished an alleged unauthorised industrial unit here, owned by relatives of Jitendra Soni, absconding owner of a newspaper which had published sensational reports about politicians and others targeted by a honey-trap racket. In a related development, the reward for information about whereabouts of Soni, wanted in more than 30 cases including human trafficking, has been increased to Rs 1 lakh. An electroplating factory, spread over more than 2,500 sq feet at Polo Ground Industrial Area, was razed, an official of the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) said. The factory was run by Soni s brother Mahendra and nephew Jignesh Soni, and built without permissions of the IMC and in violation of the industries department s rules, he added. Earlier, authorities had demolished the office from where Soni published his evening newspaper as well as two bungalows, a night club, a hotel and a restaurant belonging to him, stating that these structures were ...

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