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Assault on scribe flayed

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAY 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/8/2020 12:41:32 PM IST

Media fraternity expressed outrage at the assault on the staff reporter of a Dimapur-based newspaper by an unarmed branch constable (UBC) of GRPS Dimapur railway station on Friday afternoon at the station area while returning home after covering an event.

In a complaint filed, the reporter Prasanjit Dutta working in Nagaland Page, said he had gone to seek permission from the GRPS to walk through the over bridge, but was slapped and also racially abused by the constable. 

In the complaint, the victim said when he informed that he belonged to a community, the constable told him to go back and not to spread coronavirus.

Later, the police constable wrote an apology letter to both the reporter and the media and both of which were accepted. ADCP Crime and PRO Dimapur police also informed that appropriate disciplinary action has been initiated against the erring personnel.

Earlier, Kohima Press Club (KPC) through its president Alice Yhoshü and general secretary Atono  Tsükrü condemned the assault on the reporter despite having produced his  press ID Card.

Nagaland Press Association (NPA) through its president H. Chishi also expressed strong condemnation at the assault meted out to the journalist by a police officer. Chishi appealed to the state government to sensitise police and allow journalists to work without obstacles. Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has also condemned the assault and demanded the government of Nagaland to ensure safety and security of journalists of the state.

Launched on December 3,1990. Nagaland Post is the first and highest circulated newspaper of Nagaland state. Nagaland Post is also the first newspaper in Nagaland to be published in multi-colour.

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