A woman television journalist was allegedly molested and a cameraman of a news channel covering the rath yatra festival at the ISKCON Temple in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday was beaten up by two policemen, police sources said.
"The two personnel of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) have been arrested and case registered against them for outraging the modesty of the woman journalist and attacking the cameraman," Inspector-in-Charge of Nayapalli police station, Tapan Mohanty said.
The incident took place when the deities at the ISKCON Temple were being carried in a procession to the chariot for the annual car festival.
When she complained of molestation and the cameraman protested he was beaten up by the two policemen, the woman journalist said.
She lodged an FIR at Nayapalli police station.
The two were identified as Nrushingha Sahu and Manoranjan Behera, the sources said.
A case has been registered against them section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 354 (outraging the modesty of a woman), 427 (mischief causing damage), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of IPC.