Cops assault on scribe: 2 IRB constables suspended

Cuttack: The DGP on Tuesday suspended two constables of India Reserve Batalion (IRB) in connection with the assault on journalists near CM’s residence.
DGP Prakash Mishra also declared to provide jackets to the working reporters for their safety during law and order situation. He assured stringent action against the guilty policemen as per the demands of journalists.
"Two constables of India Reserve Batalion have been suspened for their alleged role in the assault of journalists. Henceforth, jackets mentioning media will be provided to the press persons so that they would be identified easily during any law and order situation," DGP Prakash Mishra said.
The security personnel allegedly beat up some reporters near Naveen Niwas on Monday while they were covering a demonstration staged by the Chhatra Congress. Following the issue, the fellow scribes covering the Assembly session boycotted work and staged dharna in front of the House demanding action against the erring cops. The House also plunged into pandemonium over the incident as Congress members created heavy noise giving little chance to run the Assembly.