Congress leader held in Hyderabad for assaulting scribe


Hyderabad: The Saifabad police on Friday arrested Congress party leader Feroz Khan on charges of assaulting a journalist. He was later released on bail.

Following an argument which broke out between Feroz Khan and Abdul Basheer from ANI during a candle light rally organised by the Congress to protest Hathras rape on Thursday night, Khan and his supporters allegedly assaulted the reporter. A video clip of the incident during the march, which was attended by TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy and other senior leaders, also went viral on social media.

Feroz Khan was taken into custody on Friday and underwent a Covid-19 test at the District Hospital in King Koti before being produced before a judge. He was later granted bail. Khan was among the contestants for the Hyderabad MP seat during the last general elections.

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