Action sought against IG Traffic for slapping Journalist in Jammu

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Action sought against IG Traffic for slapping Journalist in Jammu

JAMMU, OCT 31, 2018: Journalists, camerapersons and the management committee of the Press Club of Jammu on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to Governor Satya Pal Malik, seeking action against Inspector General (Traffic) Basant Rath for allegedly slapping a journalist and snatching his mobile phone for unknown reasons.

In a meeting here, the journalists unanimously decided to submit a copy of the memorandum to Malik seeking action against the officer.

The journalists had also taken out a protest march against him on Tuesday.

They put forth various suggestions in the meeting after which a consensus was reached on the submission of the memorandum.

They said a complaint had also been lodged at the Gandhi Nagar police station for the registration of an FIR in the case. The incident has created a wedge between the state administration and mediapersons in Jammu.

“In case the issue is not addressed, we will be left with no other option but to take the fight to a higher level,” said the journalists.

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