Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today arrested four person for attacking newsmen on duty before the Jharpada Circle Jail here when the SUM Hospital trustee Manoj Ranjan Nayak was taken on a two-day remand.
The four persons were kept at the Laxmisagar police station after the media personnel lodged a police complaint.
While being taken to the police authority, three person of the four told media they are staff of one specific organisation.
As soon as the police team brought Nayak out of the Jharpada jail, where he was lodged since yesterday night following his rejection of bail plea, some miscreants, inclduing the four detainess, hiding in the crowd in front of the jail shoved the newsmen and tried to cut the wires of the DSNG van of TV channels when the media personnel attempted to get a comment from the arrested SUM Hospital owner.
Police perseonnel were silent spectator when the high drama was unfolding.
One of the photojournalists, who was capturing visuals of Nayak, said, “When the SUM Hospital owner was being taken to the remand, some miscreants obstructed to take photo of the accused.”
Expressing similar views, another photo journalist said, “Eight to ten persons attacked us while taking photos and broke the microphone boom.”