Assault on Journalists Facilitated by the Wilful Negligence and Abetment of Police
Abijit Bhattacharjee, reporter with Barak Television Natwork, Anup Das camera person of the same channel and another camera person was assaulted and injured by a group of hooligans when they ware covering on-going polling at Atal Basti J.P Das L.P school poll centre on 9th January, 2007 in Cachar, Assam in the presence of security personnel posted there. As the police remain silent spectators the attackers inflicted such grave injury to Abijit Bhattacharjee that he had to remain at Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Silchar for more than 14 days. However, an FIR was registered against the accused but none is arrested and no action has been taken against the negligent police personnel.
Tags: Assam, Assam police, Assault, Barak, Barak Human Rights Protection Committee, Barak valley, BHRPC, Cachar, Democracy, Election, Freedom of expression, Harassment, Human rights, Journalist, North East, North East India, Silchar, Vote