Journalist beaten up by bank security men in Imphal

Imphal, Dec 6 (IANS) Rakesh Sharma, a reporter with a local English newspaper, was beaten up while he was photographing how people were jumping the queue at United Bank of India in Imphal with the help of bank security personnel.

All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union has taken up the issue at the highest level and has demanded exemplary action against the personnel.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has directed the police to take suitable action against the three accused.

Sharma, who is working with Imphal Free Press, had gone to the M.G. Avenue branch of UBI on Monday to cover the hardships people were facing due to the demonetisation.

Some bank security personnel rushed out and beat up the scribe who was later dragged inside the bank.