Forces beat up scribes despite knowing identity: Press Club

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 11:37

Kolkata: The Press Club here on Tuesday asked
the West Bengal government to take disciplinary action against
those found guilty in the attack on the media persons in West
Midnapore district.
`Strongly` condemning the attack on fourth estate, Press
Club General Secretary Kazi Golam Gous Siddiqui and President
Premananda Ghosh pointed out that the scribes were at their
job when they were beaten up by the security forces who were
aware of the identity of the journalists.

Pointing out some of the mediapersons had to be
hospitalised, the joint statement said, "we expect the state
government to take disciplinary action against those found
guilty."
The Howrah district Press Club also decried the
thrashing of journalists by security forces in another
statement.

Two inmates of a Trinamool-run relief camp here were
arrested by joint security forces for alleged links with
Maoists after which party workers blocked roads and were baton
charged by police resulting in the injury of 26 people,
including five journalists.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 11:37

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