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Police assault newsmen at Gurgaon hospital

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | July 26, 2005 14:27 IST
Last Updated: July 26, 2005 15:20 IST

In a fresh eruption of violence, the Haryana police assaulted newsmen present at the Gurgaon Civil Hospital where employees of Honda Motorcycles and Scooter Ltd are recuperating after their clash with the police on Monday.

The cameraman of Total Television, a local TV channel, and a journalist of Dainik Tribune were manhandled by the police who wanted to know why the media was covering the incident live.

The local police chief assured newsmen that action will be taken against the erring policemen.

Dr John V George, additional director general (law and order) in Haryana visited the spot to take stock of the situation. Talking to newsmen, he said the situation at the hospital was under control and that it would improve by Wednesday.

"I cannot give you the details of the police personnel deployed. But, we have enough force to deal with the situation," he said.

He assured newsmen that relatives of the missing persons can contact the local police who would help them in tracing them.

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Sub: The worst part of ourselves

I was watching the riots yesterday on TV, and it reminded me of how base we human beings can be. I saw groups of policemen ...

Posted by R K Iyer

Sub: View

I am not sure that police will help the relatives of the missing persons. In fact, they may also go missing.

Posted by Kaushik Das

Sub: Just the lathi is not sufficient. Give them bullets.

Behave like responsible media and not like the uneducated in showing support for this out of proportion event. Stop supporting trade unions and left factions ...

Posted by Anonymous

Sub: Assault on media person

What moral right do the police have in assaulting media personnel? DGP, pl. take stock of the situation and dismiss your personnel who take law ...

Posted by Subramaniam


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