The Veteran Journalists Association of Hyderabad strongly condemned the action of the police in registering a criminal case against Resident Editor (AP) of The Hindu besides arresting two reporters belonging to a regional electronic media.

The police have taken this extreme step against the journalists for performing their legitimate duty of reporting news related to the top police officer’s visit to a godman in the Old City, according to a press statement.

The association expressed utter dismay that such an incident of blatant attack on the press was never seen so far. The veteran journalists demanded that the Chief Minister intervene to put an end to the vindictive police action.