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Photojournalist allegedly manhandled by police during sealing drive

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A working with a Hindi daily was allegedly manhandled by police personnel during a sealing drive in southeast Delhi's today.

Locals alleged that the was detained and forced to delete the pictures he had clicked. There were also allegations that a senior police manhandled a and it was captured by the

Another also alleged that he was manhandled. The two were allegedly detained at the

The police, however, said, an inquiry will take place in the matter.

"The local police had to assist the managing committee in the sealing drive. They had to ensure that there is no loss of property and life," said Dependra Pathak, chief spokesperson, Police.

The said that they (photojournalists) had become a part of the crowd.

"There was a law and order situation. They had to contain the crowd and in that they were restrained. An inquiry will take place in the matter," he said.

Meanwhile, over 100 traders protested against the sealing drive and some police personnel and were injured. The police had to use mild force in containing the who tried to stop traffic on the Ring Road, another said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 01:00 IST