Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cops to be punished for assaulting journos

Cops to be punished for assaulting journos

SHARIATPUR, March 20: Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Monday said action will be taken against the policemen, who were involved in journalist assault, reports BSS. He made the comment at a reunion function of former students of Shariatpur Palong Tulasha Govt. High School here. Representatives of local government bodies, officials and former students of the high School, among others, were present at the function. An assistant sub inspector (ASI) was suspended after police administration identified 13 cops as defaulters for torturing two journalists of a private television. ATN news reporter Kazi Ahsan Bin Didar and cameraperson Abdul Alim came under police attack in Shahbagh area in the city on January 26 while they were covering the hartal imposed by National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports in protest against the Rampal Power Plant Project.

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