Mediapersons beaten up for capturing images of bribery

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Coochbehar, Oct 4 (UNI) A journalist and cameraman today claimed that the police thrashed them late last night when they shot images of two police personnel allegedly demanding bribe from an ambulance driver here at Harishpal Choumatha.

''When the police saw us -- Partha Chakroborty of ETV Bangla and cameraman Ashok Dey - - taking pictures, they fled from the area. We followed suite and caught them up, seeking to know what they were doing,'' said the cameraman, who was presently admitted to a local hospital.

Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar said assistant Sub-Inspectors Bablu Rai and Pritish Hore had been suspended adding an official inquiry would be conducted into the matter.


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