Sopore: A number of photographs and video showing Muncipal Council (MC) employees of Sopore attacking a TV reporter has gone viral on social networking sites.
The incident took place in North Kashmir’s Sopore Town when news channel -Gulistan TV reporter tried to cover the MC employees demanding money from a local shopkeeper in town.
The video shows MC employees manhandling the reporter.
Mohammad Younis correspondent of Gulistan News TV told Kashmir Reader that on Tuesday morning he was informed that a few employees of MC Sopore armed with knives, sticks and other sharp objects were fighting with a tea seller in the Iqbal market and were taking money for allowing him illegal construction of path of his shop.
“When I reached the spot I tried to do my professional duty, they (MC goons) without listening anything not only abused me but beat me up too,”
Later a report was registered in Sopore police station where officials assured for strict action against culprits, Younis added.
Journalists of Sopore area have condemned the attack on their colleague during his professional duty and termed the attack as unacceptable.
Meanwhile despite repeated attempts Executive officer of Municipal Council Sopore was not available for comments.