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Kolkata journalist attack: Police remand four right-wing group activists to two days' custody

Kolkata: A city court on Thursday remanded four activists of a right-wing group to two days' police custody in a case of assaulting media persons during a programme held on Wednesday.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Hindu Samhati Mancha president Tapan Ghosh and three others were booked on charges of attempt to murder, causing grievous injury with weapons among others, a Kolkata Police officer said.

The journalists were attacked when they tried to talk to a family of 14 members that had apparently converted to Hinduism at the programme organised by the Mancha.

Political parties including the BJP condemned the attack on media persons.


Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 21:28 PM