Mudhol: The Mudhol police have arrested two journalists and a car driver on charges of blackmailing an a-45-year old woman.
The journalists have been identified as Amar Appasaheb Sanadi, an editor who runs a fortnight called Vishwa Basava Bhim Bharat, a Rayabagh resident, and Johnsonkumar Maruti Kariyappagol, director of Just Kannada TV, a Bairanatti resident who is now a Belagavi resident, and car driver Chetan Dileepkumar Davane, also a Rayabagh resident.
According to the police, the three men stopped a woman at Mudhol bypass who was returning with unsold bags of pulses in an auto-rickshaw after selling a few of them in the market on Thursday.
The police said that the accused claimed that the woman was illegally transporting rice meant for public distribution and wanted Rs two lakh from her for not broadcasting and print this fake charge. According to the police, the lady refused to give money, which enraged the accused, who then used bad language and attacked her.
The police team led by PSI Dinesh Javalkar, KB Mang arrested the accused on Friday.