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IBN-Lokmat attack: Chavan assures action

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday assured a delegation that he would look into their demand of making attacks on media a non-bailable offence, in the backdrop of the attack on IBN-Lokmat Marathi TV channel office.

mumbai Updated: Nov 21, 2009 13:55 IST

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday assured a delegation that he would look into their demand of making attacks on media a non-bailable offence, in the backdrop of the attack on IBN-Lokmat Marathi TV channel office.

A delegation led by Rajya Sabha member Vijay Darda and senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai met Chavan at his official residence Varsha in Malabar Hill this afternoon.

"Chavan has assured us that he will ensure strictest possible action against those behind the attack," Sardesai told reporters after the meeting.

The delegation demanded that attacks on media be made a non-bailable offence and Chavan assured them that he would look into the same.

"We are confident that there will be prompt action against those who engineered the attack," Darda said.

The Chief Minister assured the delegation that no one will be spared if their involvement in the attack was established, he said.

Suspected Shiv Sena activists yesterday vandalised the offices of the Marathi news channel in Mumbai and Pune and assaulted staff members including journalists for carrying reports that allegedly showed Bal Thackeray in bad light.