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Woman scribe molested, photographer manhandled

New Delhi: Some journalists and photographers, covering the JNU 'pad yatra' on Friday, alleged they were manhandled and misbehaved with by Delhi Police personnel.
Delhi Police said they are investigating the incident and will be taking proper action against the culprits, if found guilty.
A female photographer, who was manhandled during the protest, stated that she repeatedly told policewomen that she was from the media, but was manhandled by them.
"They took my camera and did not return it. I told them I am from the media, but they were just pulling me away," said the photographer.
A video of the alleged incident shows the policewomen manhandling and pulling the woman away.
Police said that the victim claimed that she was manhandled in the midst of the protest and that a woman constable took away her camera, adding that DCP (South) Delhi Romil Baaniya is personally looking into the case.
Meanwhile, a female journalist was also reportedly molested.
Joint Commissioner of Police (South East) Praveer Ranjan said they will investigate the entire matter. ''All the complaints will be seen," said Ranjan.
Police claimed that during the protest, a section of the students became aggressive and tried to push down the police barricades.
Cops had to resort to use of water cannons and some protesters had to be removed from the spot.
"In this situation, one female journalist has given a complaint of molestation and the same will be enquired into by the vigilance branch for further action," said a senior police official.
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