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PCI seeks report from WB govt over alleged attack on journalists

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Press Council of (PCI) today sought a report from the over alleged attacks on journalists while covering nomination exercise for elections in the state recently.

The (India) had alleged that many scribes were attacked while covering the nomination filing process on April 9 at Alipur, the 24 district.

However, denied any such attack.

"The PCI has noted with concern reports of the alleged attacks on journalists by activists of while covering of filing the nomination for Panchayati polls on April 9," the PCI said in a release.

Taking suo-motu cognisance of the issue, a report on facts of the case has been called along with written reply from the of through Chief Secretary, (Home), of Police and of Police, Kolkata, the release said.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 21:55 IST