Incident involving photo-journalist, cop regrettable: DGP

Calls it an ‘isolated incident’, lauds media-police relations


Jammu: The state police chief Dr S P Vaid on Tuesday while lauding the media-police relation said that he regrets the unfortunate incident involving a photo-journalist and a police officer.

The Director General of Police added that both the institutions have been working in complete harmony despite challenging situations.

“It is heartening that the media and the police are performing their professional responsibilities by understanding each other fully, even at times when the situation unfolds numerous challenges”, Vaid said in a statement.

The DGP mentioned that the isolated incident involving photo journalist Tauseef Mustafa of the AFP and a Duty Officer was regrettable. “Such isolated instances will not come in the way of synergized approach of the law enforcing agency and the media fraternity. The matter is being looked into.”

Vaid also informed that the police is in consultation with the media fraternity and will provide a special identification badge to photo journalists so that they get all assistance required while working in the field.

Calling the media the fourth pillar of democracy, the DGP assured that the police will facilitate their job by providing all assistance possible.

With inputs from KNS  


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