Thuggery in Bihar

IN Media Watch Briefs | 04/11/2007

JD-U legislator Anant Singh, a known muscleman in Bihar and four of his  henchmen were arrested on November 1 for attacking media people. Singh¿s men beat the journalists, hurled stones at them and fired warning shots in the air to dispel those  who had gathered outside his house to protest against the beating of NDTV senior journalist Prakash Singh and his cameraman Habib Ali earlier in the day.

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