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Kerala: 2 RSS workers held for attack on photojournalist


CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the government viewed the incident “seriously”.

Malappuram : Two RSS activists were arrested in connection with the alleged attack on a photojournalist of a Malayalam daily at the press club here, police said on Friday.

The two – Dilip Kumar (31) and Shibu (30) – are RSS workers and were arrested last night, police said.

Police have been directed to initiate stringent action against the accused, Vijayan said in a Facebook Post, reports PTI.

The incident occurred when some RSS workers stormed the press club here and allegedly attacked the photographer, Faud Sanea, for having taken a video of their alleged manhandling of a two-wheeler rider during a protest march near here.

“Two persons have been arrested already. Strong action will be taken against the attack on the freedom of the press,” Vijayan said.

The two activists have been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days, police said.

A case had been registered against 10 RSS activists under various IPC sections including those related to unlawful assembly and rioting besides the Kerala Public Way Restriction of Assemblies and Procession Act.

The case was registered on a complaint by the photojournalist, who suffered injuries on his legs and had been hospitalised.