News Nation's media crews on Tuesday faced the brunt of the violence that left a reporter Pulkit Nagar and videojournalist Ajeet Yadav injured while cameras of many private electronic news channels were broken, too.
According to police, several security personnel have also been injured in the violence.
"There was firing and stonepelting from the ashram side, with some followers making last-ditch attempts to thwart the forces from storming the premises, which left several people injured in the entire incident," police said.
Condemning the “attack” on media personnel, Congress gave a political color to the entire incident and demanded an apology from Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over it.
“The attack on media at Sant Rampal’s ashram in Hisar today is unacceptable and extremely unfortunate. Reporters and cameramen have been brutally beaten up and injured by the police in mindless lathi charge.