Journalist assaulted inside party office : Four BJP men arrested


Raipur, Feb 3 : BJP president of Raipur, Rajeev Agarwal and three other party men were arrested by police for allegedly assaulting a journalist inside the party’s office earlier in the evening.

Journalist Suman Pandey was assaulted by four BJP office when he had gone to cover a meeting the BJP had called to review their defeat in Raipur city in recent assembly elections.

“I went to cover the meeting and suddenly there some BJP leaders started manhandling another leader which I started recording on my mobile phone. Subsequently, Utkarash Trivedi and Raipur president of BJP Rajeev Agarwal attacked me and started beating me. They snatched my mobile and deleted the recording and kept me in a room for about 20 minutes,” Pandey said.

Journalists had staged a protest inside the BJP office demanding the arrest of the four accused and thereafter a case was registered against district president of BJP Rajeev Agarwal, a local leader Vijay Vyas, Utkarsh Trivedi and Deena Dongre.

A case has been registered against BJP men under section 342, 323, and 504 of Indian Penal Code.

Prafull Kumar Thakur, additional superintendent of police (ASP) Raipur said that the case has been registered on the complaint filed by Suman Pandey and investigation in the case is going on,”

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