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WBHRC takes suo motu cognisance on journalists attack

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Human Rights Commission today took suo motu cognisance of the last week's journalists attack and directed an ADG rank officer to submit the report about the incident in two weeks.

"WBSHRC have taken suo motu cognisance about the assault on the journalists in Barrackpore. It had asked an ADG rank officer of the commission to inquire into the matter and submit a report within two weeks," Sujay Haldar, a senior official of Human Rights Commission, said.

Three cameramen of local TV channels were attacked last week with iron rods and lathis by some people, holding flags, when they went to cover reported factional rivalry in the party at Barrackpore in North 24-Parganas district.

The three lensmen were beaten up when they reached the spot to cover the incident.

Two of them were admitted to B N Bose Hospital where a CT Scan was conducted on one of the two who received head injuries. The condition of the two was stated to be out of danger, the police said.

First Published: Mon, June 10 2013. 19:25 IST