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JFA condemns attack on photo jourlist

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 17: Expressing serious concern over the incidents of attack on media persons across the country, an Assam-based scribes' forum once again urged the Union Government led by rendra Modi to urgently implement a tiol action plan ensuring adequate protection for the jourlists on duty.

The Jourlists' Forum Assam (JFA), while pointing out to a recent incident in the city where senior photo jourlist Rajib Bhattacharjee was targeted by some miscreants on Tuesday night, demanded stringent actions against the culprits.

Bhattacharjee, who works for The Sentinel, was physically attacked by three goons at Kathmill locality of Rupgar as he was returning home from his office. Stopping his two-wheelers on the way, the thugs demanded his belongings. Bhattacharjee was filly rescued by two other youths who had arrived at the location on time. Later an official complaint was lodged at Birubari police outpost and was also intimated to Paltan Bazar police station.

The JFA appealed to Guwahati Police Commissioner Mukesh Agrawal for his persol initiative to b immediately the culprits, who went on hooliganism spree in various locations of the city and urged Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, also in-charge of State home portfolio, to formulate a special protection policy for the mediapersons.

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