Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia has said action will be taken against those involved in assaulting two journalists while they were collecting report in city’s Nayapaltan area on Monday, UNB reports.
The DMP boss came up with the assurance while talking to reporters on Tuesday who went to the DMP headquarters for submitting a memorandum protesting the incident.
Terming the incident as undesirable, Asaduzzaman Mia said, “After investigation, action will be taken against those involved in the attack.”
Earlier in the day, a number of journalists formed a human chain in front of the DMP Commissioner’s office and later submitted a memorandum to the DMP commissioner protesting the attack on two journalists.
On Monday, Arman Kaisar, a reporter and camera person Manik of private TV channel ‘Bangla TV’ went to cover a report of a protest programme orgainsed by Dhaka South unit of BNP in front of the party headquarters.
At one stage, Deputy Commissioner Anwar Hossain of Motijheel division physically assaulted the two journalists.
Kamruzzaman Khan, former general secretary of the Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB), Morsalin Nomani, former general secretary of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), its former president Abu Darda Zubair and executive member of Dhaka Union of Journalist Golam Mostafa, among others, took part at the human chain.