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Journalists beaten in Sarail polling centre

Journalists beaten in Sarail polling centre

Three journalists were injured in an attack allegedly by the supporters of the Awami League-backed chairman candidate while covering vote rigging at the Chunta AC Academy polling centre in Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria on Saturday.Witnesses said the supporters of AL-backed chairman candidate Shahjahan Mia stormed the polling centre and started stamping ballot papers, reports UNB.At one stage, they swooped on three journalists on duty-Pijush Kanti Acharya, bureau chief of ATN Bangla, its cameraman Sumon Roy and My TV’s cameraman Jabed-as they moved to cover vote rigging, leaving them injured.They were rushed to Sarail upazila health complex.Voting in the centre was kept suspended for an hour from 99:15am to 10:15am following the incident, said upazila election officer Shaheen Akand.