|Journalists attacked in area, inhabited by Rohingyas; 2 arrested|
|Early Times Report |
Jammu, Mar 13: Two TV news channels' crew, including their reporters, were allegedly attacked by unidentified people in the Bathindi area, having huge population of Rohingyas, here on Tuesday while they were on their assignments, police said.
As the video of the alleged attack went viral on the social media, police arrested two youths.
The crew of the Republic TV and the India News faced the alleged attack. "A group of journalists was attacked by unidentified individuals in Bathindi area of Jammu city," Jammu Range IG SD Singh Jamwal told a press conference.
Police said that a case under FIR No. 77/2018 under sections 341, 323, 382/34 of RPC has been registered at Trikuta Nagar police station and two accused namely Mohammad Ashraf and Sher Mohammad both residents of Bathindi have been arrested on the basis of initial investigation. Further investigation of the case is going on. The officer said that further investigation is on.
"We were attacked by some youths when we were reporting on the issue today," Republic TV reporter Tajinder Singh Sodhi, who was hit several times, claimed.
He said they will lodge an FIR into the incident. Large number of journalists from different media houses reached police station Trikuta Nagar for legal action against accused.
The Press Club of Jammu condemned the attack. In a meeting of the Managing Committee at the Club this afternoon, Secretary General, Zorawar Singh Jamwal, demanded strict action against those behind the attack.
Dy CM condemns attack
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh has condemned the attack on senior journalists while discharging their professional duties here today.
In a message of solidarity with the media fraternity, Dr Singh said that these types of attacks are highly condemnable and should be condemned by every section of society.