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Scribes protest attack during panchayat poll nomination; Mamata denies claim

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Many journalists today took out a procession here against the alleged attack on them while covering the nomination exercise for panchayat elections in West Bengal, with denying any such attack.

The alleged that a was stripped and assaulted by a group of anti-socials in Alipur, 24 district.

The (India) complained to the South 24 that many scribes were attacked while covering the nomination filing process on April 9 at Alipur.

The scribes took out a procession from the at Mayo Road and it terminated at Dharmatala. They carried posters saying 'We want justice', 'We are not afraid' and 'Freedom is our right'.

In a letter to the DM yesterday, the media association had stated that several reporters and cameramen along with a photo journalist, came under attack when they were covering the election nomination exercise.

The also claimed that all of them sustained and the anti-socials snatched the cameras and electronic gadgets of the It requested the DM to take necessary action against the culprits.

Reacting to the journalists' procession, the said it was a propaganda of a specific

"No such incident has taken place. This is being done deliberately by some quarter. A planned effort is on to influence the judiciary. It is the tactics of a particular media house," told reporters at the state secretariat.

Appropriate action would be taken against the media house, she said, adding that media must be impartial.

"There is no information of attack on any I stay at Alipur. If journalists are attacked, I myself enquire. Police told me they talked to the so-called victims of attack and he too did not say anything," the said.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 22:50 IST