CPM’s Intolerance against scribes too

published on April 8, 2009

CPM men rough up scribes


of CPM activists manhandled the reporter and the cameraman of Manorama
News channel covering the programme of Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan
at Puthanathani on Tuesday.S Maheshkumar, 29, the reporter of
the channel and V J Moncy, 33 the cameraman, were beaten up by the
party workers for beaming a news item highlighting the absence of
Ponnani candidate Hussein Randathani in the LDF meet attended by the
Chief Minister.Both were taken to a private hospital at Valanchery for first aid and later referred to the Co-operative Hospital here.The Valanchery police have registered a case against the suspected CPM activists.The victims alleged that they were targeted by the party men on the direction of the CPM area secretary.Office-bearers of the Malappuram Press Club condemned the attack.

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