Police on Wednesday arrested a ruling party lawmaker on Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted two journalists of a private television channel during the weekend.

Golam Maula Rony was arrested after a court cancelled the bail he had posted earlier when criminal charges were brought by private broadcaster Independent Television, police spokesman Masudur Rahman said.

Mr. Rony allegedly assaulted a reporter and cameraman who had gone to his office to interview him on Saturday. He denied the allegation and obtained bail from the court the following day.

A judge revoked the bail on Wednesday following a petition by an executive of the television station seeking a review of the case.

The broadcaster aired footage showing the Awami League legislator shouting and kicking the reporters in his office.

Mr. Rony filed a counter claim accusing the reporters and station executives of extortion, blackmail, attempted murder and abduction.