Maharashtra CM assures journalists of action against attackers on IBN office

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Mumbai, Nov 21 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday assured the journalists delegation that strict actions will be initiated against the attackers of IBN Lokmat offices in Mumbai and Pune.

A journalist delegation led by Rajya Sabha member Vijay Darda and CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai met Chavan at his official residence here.

The delegation demanded Chavan to make attacks on media a non-bailable offence.

Speaking to the media after the meeting Sardesai said: "Chavan has assured us that he will ensure strictest possible action against those behind the attack."

Darda, who heads the Lokmat group, said: "We are confident that there will be prompt action against those who engineered the attack."

"The Chief Minister assured the delegation that no one will be spared if their involvement in the attack was established," he added.

On Friday, a group of Shiv Sena activists ransacked the Marathi news channel IBN Lokmat office in Mumbai and Pune. They assaulted staff members including journalists for carrying reports that allegedly showed Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray in bad light. (ANI)

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