Two RSS workers arrested for attack on journalists

May 04, 2018 03:45 pm | Updated May 05, 2018 08:15 am IST - Malappuram

The two RSS men who were arrested for Thursday's attack on newspersons inside Malappuram Press Club.

The two RSS men who were arrested for Thursday's attack on newspersons inside Malappuram Press Club.

Police have arrested two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers on Friday in connection with Thursday’s attack on mediapersons inside Malappuram Press Club. RSS workers Dileep Kumar and Shibu were picked up from their houses at Vazhakkad near Areekode. They were arrested by a police team led by Circle Inspector A. Premjit after they were identified from the visuals of the attack. Chandrika daily photographer Fuvad Saneem and reporter Shahabas Vellila were beaten up by a group of Sangh Parivar workers inside Malappuram Press Club on Thursday.

Brutally attacked

Mr. Saneem took the brunt of the attack as the Parivar men cornered him and thrashed him and snatched away his mobile phone. He was admitted to hospital with injuries. The attackers were provoked as Mr. Saneem took the visuals of their attack on a bike rider during a protest march.

The attack on mediapersons evoked sharp response from across the State. Leaders of the Congress, CPI(M), CPI, Indian Union Muslim League and several other parties condemned the attack and demanded strong police action. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the government viewed the attack seriously and that the police would not spare the culprits.

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