RAJOURI: Rajouri journalists under the banner of Press Club Rajouri on Saturday blocked ever busy Gujjar Mandi chowk and staged strong protest against Dharam Raj construction company which is engaged in double lane work of Rajouri Thannamandi road.
Protesting reporters led by President Press Club Rajouri, Avinash Jasyal and Chairman Arif Qureshi blocked the road and raised slogans against company there by demanding registration of attempt to murder case against contractor.
The media body has demanded strict punishment for those involved in the attack on senior journalist Imran Khan from Thannamandi who was attacked and was injured by goons of Dharam Raj construction company when Imran was discharging his professional duty.
President Avinash Jasyal said that attacks on journalist Imran was perpetrated in the presence of SDM and Tehsildar Thannamandi, but still police could not arrest the culprits . Jasyal expressed his concern about attack on journalists and called for better safety measures and protection as well as thorough investigations of attacks against journalists covering news events.
Sensing gravity of the matter, Vivek Shekhar, Additional SP, Rajouri, reached the site and told the protesting journalists that attempt to murder case U/S 307 has been registered against contractor of Dharam Raj Construction company and police party has been dispatched to arrest him.