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.