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West Bengal : Paramilitary assault journalists

Kolkata, May 20 (PTI) The West Bengal government today said it has received a preliminary report on the alleged assault by CRPF personnel of journalists at the landmine blast site at Ramgarh in which five CRPF personnel were killed.

"A preliminary report was submitted, but I have not gone through it and cannot say what happened," Chief Secretary Ardhendu Sen told reporters when asked about the incident.

The Press Club Kolkata condemned the assault on the journalists that allegedly took place yesterday.

"Journalists should be allowed to to do their professional duties," the Press Club said in a statement.

One of the journalists who was allegedly assaulted said, the Jhargram area police refused to register an FIR in the incident and made a general diary entry.

Another scribe claimed he had to be hospitalised because of injuries received in the assault.