5 journalists hurt while reporting irregularities
Five journalists came under attack by goons when they went to investigate reports of irregularities in road construction in Sadar upazila of Sirajganj on Wednesday.
The injured journalists are – Rahmat Ali, Sirajganj correspondent of SA TV, Shoriful Islam Enna, Sirajganj correspondent of NTV, Nazrul Islam of The Independent, Swapan Chandra Das of banglanews24.com and Mokaddes Ali of Jay Jay Din.
Reporters went to take pictures and videos of an under-construction road beside the Paikosha village the upazila while investigating allegations of corruption.
It is being constructed by Dolly Constructions.
Some goons, including the local union parishad member, attacked the reporters and took away their cameras, the journalists said.
Journalist Swapan Chandra Das lodged a complaint accusing five individuals with Sirajganj Sadar Police Station.
The police station officer in-charge Hafizur Rahman said they are investigating the incident and will take legal action.
Meanwhile, leaders of Sirajganj Press Club condemned the assault.