25 hurt as Shiv Sena attacks IBN Mumbai office

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Mumbai, Nov 20 (ANI): At least 25 people were hurt when Shiv Sena allegedly attacked the offices of IBN7 and IBN Lokmat, the Hindi and Marathi news channels of the IBN Network on Friday afternoon.

According to sources, several journalists were beaten up and office property was damaged.

CNN-IBN sources quoted Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and State Police Chief D.Shivanand as saying that action would be taken promptly against the attackers.

The attack on the IBN offices was in response to the channel airing negative reports about the Shiv Sena and its chief Bala Saheb Thackeray.

Media networks across the country have condemned the incident, saying it amounts to a clear attack on press freedom. (ANI)

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