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FIR registered against AAP's Bhagwant Mann for insulting journalists

A journalist working with a Hindi newspaper has lodged the FIR

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Bhagwant Mann
Bhagwant Mann

An FIR was on Saturday lodged against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP at Punjab's Bassi Pathana Police Station on charges of insulting journalists.

A journalist working with a Hindi newspaper has lodged the FIR.

Mann had earlier on Thursday lashed out at the media after he was questioned about his late arrival at the venue of a rally in Bassi Pathana of Fatehgarh Sahib.

The AAP MP, who arrived late at the venue, accused the media of acting like "Badals' sycophants" and asked the scribes to leave the rally venue immediately.

Stating that he knew "the rates of every journalist", Mann said the AAP is good without paid media and needs no coverage from it.

"The journalists take money for writing and ignoring several news stories," he said when asked as to why he arrived late and about the alleged sex scandal involving Delhi's former minister Sandeep Kumar.

First Published: Sat, September 03 2016. 12:40 IST
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