New Delhi, December 22 : Three journalists were attacked by goons of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party when they went to cover a clash between ruling BJP and opposition CPI-M at Khayerpur in Agartala, area of Tripura, India.
The scribes, identified as Prangopal Acharya of Syandan Patrika, Pintu Pal of Rising Tripura TV channel and Biswajit Debnath of Mrinalini ENN TV channel were attacked in the presence of the police, an eyewitness said.
“About 4-5 persons were wounded and three scribes were attacked, police are investigating the case, an Indian police officer said.
The Agartala Press Club has condemned the incident and demanded exemplary punishment to those involved in the assault on the journalists.
CPI-M leader Pabitra Kar told media men that three of its members were injured in the attack by the BJP and one of them has been shifted to Kolkata for treatment, while the other two are still in a hospital.