Media Under Attack, SCB bans Journalists
The media persons are now restricted to enter the SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack after the attack on the local TV journalists at the college premises. Earlier, DGP Prakash Mishra had ordered a departmental inquiry into the delay in registering the FIR of the journalists against the medical students.
The journalists sought action against the medical students who abducted and attacked them and misbehaved with a lady attendant of a patient inside the orthopaedic ward of the Hospital two weeks ago. Two TV journalists were allegedly abducted by four PG students on June 15 from the hospital premises and kept them captive for over two hours. It was alleged that more than 15 other students of the medical college tortured the journalists.
Though, a police inspector was present when the journalists were abducted, but he did not take any action. Even he did not register the FIR after they were released from the captive.
The inquiry is on to find out why the police station delayed in filing a case and failed to take action against the students whose names appeared in the FIR.