- The incident took place at Netaji Chowmuhani area of the city.
- The victims have been identified as Debashis Saha, who is the owner of the channel, reporter Manik Deb and cameraman Sandip Saha.
Agartala: Again, some media personnel related case has come to the light. In the recent, three media personnel were assaulted by some miscreants on Sunday midnight while they were on their way back after covering Durga Puja idol immersions. while according to the reports, nobody has been arrested yet, reports said.
According to police reports, two cases have been registered at West Agartala police station and an investigation has been launched. Allegedly, three miscreants of a local gang attacked the media team belonging to a local television channel at around 1:30 am very close to the police station. The victims have been identified as Debashis Saha, who is the owner of the channel, reporter Manik Deb and cameraman Sandip Saha.
According to a police official, we have been looking into the anti-social activities in the area for the last few days. About a month ago a local club tabled a deputation with police against the gang, in which incident Debashis Saha had a role. This may be the reason for the attack but we are investigating. He added that both the parties have lodged complaints against each other.
Meanwhile, journalists’ bodies have condemned the attack. Demanding immediate arrest of the criminals, they said this is not separate from the ongoing spate of attacks on the media’s freedom of expression and speech.
It’s not a first time, while after the Murder of famous journalist Gauri Lankesh, these type of reports in the highlights.