A Kerala-based journalist was manhandled during the press conference of former Kerala DGP TP Senkumar on Wednesday. The scribe was manhandled when he asked the former top cop about Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala’s remark that his appointment during the tenure of the previous UDF government was a “huge mistake”.
According to ANI, Senkumar was addressing the media Wednesday on issues pertaining to the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam case when journalist Kadavil Rasheed questioned him.
#WATCH Kerala: A journalist Kadavil Rasheed manhandled at a press conference in Trivandrum while former DGP TP Senkumar was addressing media on issues related to Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam case. (16.01.2020) pic.twitter.com/pFUiAFrjsF
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Those present at the conference then tried to manhandle the journalist and push him out of the hall. However, other journalists intervened and came to the scribe’s rescue.
“Are you a journalist? Are you drunk?” Senkumar asked Rasheed.
The Kerala Union of Working Journalists, Trivandrum district committee, later demanded an apology from the former top cop. They also sought a case against those who manhandled the journalist.
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