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Suspected RSS workers attack TV Today office

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Jul 17, 2010 at 10:17am IST

New Delhi: After Headlines Today broke a story on saffron terror, suspected RSS workers attacked TV Today office here on Friday in retaliation.

The activists tried to barge into the building. But they were prevented from entering the offices of the media house. The TV Today's Hindi channel Aaj Tak had recently reported the alleged links of some RSS activists to Mecca Masjid blast accused. They had even done a sting operation on senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar.

In a blatant attack on the media's freedom of speech and expression, the activists broke glass panes and destroyed property in the process. A large mob gathered outside the office building and shouted slogans in support of their leaders exposed by Headlines Today's expose.

The mob held up the streets leading to the building, not allowing traffic and creating panic among bystanders.

Similarly in Kolhapur a mob ransacked the bureau office of regional Marathi channel Zee Chauvees Taas. The protestors were objecting to the presence of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike leader Sayeed Mansoor at the channel office.

Mansoor had come to the channel's office to participate in a discussion on the Belgaum issue.

The attack came hours after the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike allegedly made some remarks against Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray over the Belgaum issue. The mob ransacked the TV channel's office. The group had made inflammatory remarks on Belgaum recently. The police are yet to arrest those involved in the incident.

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