NSG chief thanks media for cooperation

November 30th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) National Security Guard (NSG) Director General J.K. Dutt Sunday thanked the media for their support during the nearly 60- hour operation to oust terrorists from various sites across Mumbai.”I thank the media for their cooperation because we found (that) if we were working through the morning and night, even the media stayed at their posts and covered the operation,” he told reporters at the NSG headquarters at Manesar, near Gurgaon in Haryana.

At least 183 people, including 22 foreigners, were killed in the terrorist attack in Mumbai that began Wednesday night and ended Saturday.

Dutt said the media’s coverage gave the security forces a vantage point at times. But he added that there were occasions when they had to request the media to curb coverage of some scenes as they were not sure if the gunmen were using the visuals to their advantage.

“There were times when the media visuals were useful. But at other times, we had to request the media to not show visuals of the scene. They of course obliged. We thank them for that,” he added.

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