Mumbai: A reporter working with a Marathi TV news channel was roughed up Wednesday by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s bodyguard in Soth Mumbai.
According to the police, TV9 reporter Ramraje Shinde went to the Maharashtra Secretariat this afternoon, to get the Chief Minister`s byte on occasion of Mahatma Gandhi`s birth anniversary, when he was obstructed by one of the CM`s security guards, which led to an argument.
After a while, the CM`s security guard walked up to the reporter and roughed him up, before pushing another journalist who was also at the spot, the police said.
"As per the complaint, we registered a non-cognisable offence against the CM`s security guard, whose name we do not know. An inquiry has been initiated," Marine Drive police station official Rameshwar Suple said.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra BJP issued a statement today, condemning attacks on journalists of TV news channels since the past two days, besides criticising the law and order situation in the state.