Scribes seek action against attackers

The memorandum expressed worry that the attacks on media and media representatives have become common in the recent days, which the police department should consider seriously. “This is a matter of concern. The accused who attacked the newspaper offices should be arrested at the earliest. Appropriate legal action should be taken against them,” the memorandum urged. It also demanded police protection to the media offices and their representatives.

Responding to the memoranda, both the IGP and the SP assured the media delegation of appropriate steps towards fulfiling their demands.
SP Dr A S Rao said the police are zeroing in on the accused, but no major breakthrough has been achieved yet. “This is a systematically planned attack; the accused had used fake number plates to the

The delegation included Association Vice Presidents Ramakrishna R, Venkatesh Bantwal, General Secretary Guruvappa N T Balepuni, former president B Ravindra Shetty, Treasurer Yogish Holla, Press Club General Secretary P B Hariprasad Rai among others.
District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar has also condemned the attack on the newspaper offices. He has appealed that the people of the district should maintain peace and harmony.

Eveninger editor clarifies
Refuting the report in a section of the press that the Kannada eveninger had published the ‘controversial’ article by Tasleema Nasreen, its Editor Prakash Pandeshwar said that Jayakirana had not published the said article.
“I wonder why our office was attacked. We don’t know the motive behind the attack,” he said and put the loss at Rs 4 lakh.
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