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Sylhet BCL men ‘beat’ 2 journos

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists allegedly beat two television journalists at Mirjajangal of the city on Saturday over the spelling of the organisation’s name in a Facebook post.

The victims are Gopal Bardhan, district correspondent of Independent TV, its cameraperson Madhab Karmakar.

Madhab said BCL leaders Rajesh and his men, belonging to Tushar group, assaulted them and tried to snatch their camera in front of Nimbark Ashram at noon.

Local journalists took them to Osmani Medical College Hospital, he said.

The cameraperson also said his Facebook account has been hacked and a post was made from there about the spelling of Chhatra League.

Officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Gausul Hossain said police visited the spot. “Legal action will be taken if any written compliant is lodged,” he said.

 

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