The media persons on Monday staged protest against the Jammu and Kashmir Inspector General, Traffic, Basant Rath a day after he slapped a video-journalist and snatched his cell phone.
Carrying placards ‘we want justice’, ‘Singham in Jammu, Chewing Gum in Kashmir’, ‘Where Is Your Uniform?’, the media persons this morning marched from outside the Press Club of Jammu to Maharaja Hari Singh Statue on Tawi Bridge.
The march was led by the Press Club of Jammu president Ashwani Kumar and was joined by secretary general Zorawar Singh Jamwal besides senior and veteran journalists from both print and electronic channels.
Mr Rath on Sunday invited criticism from the media fraternity after he allegedly slapped a cameraman of a news channel and snatched his cell phone.
The journalists comprising cameramen however, also lodged a written complaint against the top cop and demanded registration of FIR against him.