Activists of India Against Corruption and a journalist were allegedly manhandled in Farukkhabad by some persons on Thursday when they were conducting a survey regarding allegations of financial irregularities in a trust run by Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid.
A Delhi-based journalist Abhinandan Mishra and members of IAC led by their local convener Laxman Singh were allegedly manhandled and stones were pelted on them when they were returning from Pitaura, the native place of Khurshid in Kayamganj area on Thursday afternoon, sources said.
Khurshid represents the Farrukhabad Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
The IAC members claimed that they have informed senior police officials about the incident.
When contacted, Additional Superintendent of Police O P Singh said he has been informed over the phone about the incident and has asked the journalist and IAC members to lodge a written complaint.
The matter would be probed and the required action would be taken against those found guilty, he said.