Press fraternity condemns attack on senior journalist in Arunachal

Press fraternity condemns attack on senior journalist in Arunachal

TNT News

ITANAGAR: The press fraternity of the state is pained by the incident last night at Naharlagun, wherein senior journalist and Editor Arunachal Front, Pradeep Kumar Behera was attacked by unknown miscreants nearby his office at Industrial Complex, A sector Naharlagun.

The incident happened when Behera tried to pacify a petty argument between his driver and an intoxicated youth on a bike.

The press fraternity consisting of Arunachal Press Club, Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists and Arunachal Electronic Media Association have expressed their concern over the security scenario in the Capital Complex. Assuming that it was a stray incident not aimed at the press, but the fraternity feels that the incident reflects the moral decay of society.

APC President, Chopa Cheda while condemning the incident has called for apprehending the culprit(s) involved in the attack on the senior journalist.

The state government has also condemned the incident of physical attack on Pradeep Kumar, senior journalist and editor of local daily – Arunachal Front and his driver by an unidentified miscreant on Tuesday evening.

On being apprised about the incident, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has directed Home Minister Tanga Byaling to institute a thorough enquiry into the matter. A case has been registered in Naharlagun Police Station vide Case No. Nlg.-PS/ Case – 76/15 under section 341/325 IPC and the capital police is investigating the matter.

(Source: Eastern Sentinel)

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