Jamshedpur: Six scribes injured in lathicharge, three cops suspended

Six journalists were injured in police lathicharge in Jamshedpur prompting the authorities to suspend three constables and close its officer-in-charge.

PTI April 11, 2016 15:30:35 IST
Jamshedpur: Six scribes injured in lathicharge, three cops suspended

Jamshedpur: Six journalists and photo-journalists were injured when police used canes on them in front of a police station in Jamshedpur prompting the authorities to suspend three constables and close its officer-in-charge.

Jamshedpur Six scribes injured in lathicharge three cops suspended

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The incident occurred before the Sitaramdera police station on Sunday night when the scribes and photographers rushed to the police station on being informed that Jharkhand Food Supply and Consumer Affair Minister Saryu Roy visited the police station to enquire about a builder, who had lodged a FIR against a BJP district committee member for allegedly demanding Rs five lakh, was detained by the police, a police officer said.

A group of BJP supporters also demonstrated in front the police station. When police used canes to disperse the demonstrators, they also did not spare the media persons injuring six of them. The injured were later rushed to the MGM Hospital, where they were provided treatment and released at 1.30 am.

After meeting a delegation of the Press Club here, the Senior Superintendent of Police, Anoop T Mathew suspended three police constables while the officer-in-charge of concerned police station, Jayant Tirkey was closed, he said.

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