Chandigarh, Aug 27: A media crew from a national news channel was attacked by supporters of the Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) on Sunday as the area around the sect headquarters remained tense.
Around five to six, Dera followers chased the media team and assaulted them after stopping them near the sect headquarters, about eight kilometres from Sirsa town.
The goons tried to snatch the camera of the team and vandalised it. The media team suffered minor injuries in the attack before they were rescued by security forces in the vicinity.
Was shooting when curfew was relaxed. Ppl outside Dera chased&beat us up with stones&batons. Snatched camera bag, Live-U, and vehicle, news agency ANI quoted Media person was saying.
However, the Dera followers took away the car of the media team and vandalized it. Later the car, which contained equipment, was seized by the police.