UP: Two men held for attacking PTI photojournalist



The Ghaziabad Police on Wednesday has arrested two people in connection with the attack on a Press Trust of India (PTI) photojournalist and his fiance in the district two days ago.

Ravi Choudhary and his fiance were on a motorcycle passing through the Ganga Canal Road in Muradnagar police station area when some unidentified miscreants in an SUV had picked up a fight with the couple on Monday.

"The accused were arrested today on a road leading from the Ganga Canal to Niwari. Those held are being sent to jail while a search is on for the other accused in the case," Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani said.

"An FIR was lodged in the case yesterday (Tuesday) itself. In a swift action by the police, two accused have been arrested and the Bolero car used in the incident impounded. Further legal proceedings are underway," the Ghaziabad police said in a Tweet earlier.


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According to Choudhary, the incident had taken place on a congested stretch of the Ganga Canal Road.

The Bolero's driver had stopped him from riding past his vehicle and hurled abuses at him and his fiance. When Choudhary objected to this, the driver opened his vehicle's door wide to stop him from moving ahead.

Three or four men then got out of the vehicle and started thrashing them while a couple of others remained inside the car, the PTI photojournalist said.

Choudhary alleged that he and his fiancee were briefly chased by the Bolero when they managed to ride away from the spot. (PTI)