Mob ransacks NDTV office in Jammu

August 18th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) A mob Monday afternoon ransacked the Jammu office of the NDTV after the TV news channel was labelled partisan by the Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti. The mob also searched for the channel staff who had to run for their lives, an employee said.

“It was quite scary,” one of the NDTV staffers, not wishing to be identified, told IANS.

He said a slogan-shouting mob entered the office in the residential area of Shastri Nagar, broke window panes and challenged those working for the channel to come out of wherever they were hiding.

Samiti convenor Leela Karan Sharma, before courting arrest at Rehari here as part of its agitation Monday, accused the channel and its senior journalist Barkha Dutt of being “partisan” in their coverage of separate protests in Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley.

Leela Karan, however, denied any hand in the attack and said he condemned the action.

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