Nikita and others booked for assaulting mediapersons

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Ludhiana, Oct 26 (UNI) The police today booked Russian wrestler Nikita and others under various charges including criminal conspiracy obstructing from duty, beating, abusing, defaming and threatening mediapersons last evening.

The FIR was registered in Ludhiana under sections 295, 323, 334, 336, 341, 294,500, 504, 506 and, 120 of the IPC on the complaint of local mediapersons, police sources said.

Police and media persons were camping at the hotel Park Plaza where the wrestlers are staying.

All hell had broken loose when wrestling hulks came to blows, hurling chairs and abuses at each other after they were denied permission to hold the much-publicised India versus World wrestling shows scheduled to be held at Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala.

After clawing at each other, the wrestlers, led by Russian Nikita, turned their ire towards the journalists present.

Mediapersons later held a meeting had demanded stern action against the wrestlers.


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