Kolkata: In a major development, the high court on Thursday granted bail to Hindu Sangathi Chief Tapan Ghosh and other three persons. The chief of Hindu Sangathi and three of its activists were arrested for allegedly attacking journalists at an event on occasion of the organisation’s 10th foundation day.
Earlier, A city court has rejected the bail plea of Tapan Ghosh, Hindu organisation chief and three of its activists on Saturday who were earlier arrested for allegedly attacking scribes. They are remanded to judicial custody up to 22 February after they were produced before a city court on Saturday.
Reporters and camera persons of various media houses were allegedly beaten up by the activists present at the meeting after they tried to talk to the members of a Muslim family who allegedly converted to Hinduism at the event.
Ghosh, also the founder of Hindu Sangathi, was present on stage when the scuffle took place. He was later arrested after being interrogated, police said. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the attack on journalists and said strict action would be taken against the offenders.