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Bid to attack Chief Editor of Siyasat Urdu Daily

Police arrests six persons in this connection

Hyderabad, March 20, 2007

Some unidentified youth on Tuesday night tried to attack Zahid Ali Khan, chief editor of Urdu daily Siyasat. According to police sources, the chief editor who was driving home after attending to some work at the newspaper’s office in MM Pahadi on his Scorpio, when it reached Mehdipatnam, two scoter riding youths signaled him to stop and roll down the window. As an unsuspecting Ali Khan obliged, the miscreants threw a bucket containing cow dung at him and shouted obscenities.

The senior journalist who was partially denched with the flight raised an alarm. Passers by who gathered threw overpowered the youths and handed them over to the police. The police suspected an MIM MLA’s hand behind the incident since the newspaper carried some reports against him.

The employees of Siayasat and the supporters of Zahid Ali Khan staged a dharna at the Chief Minister’s Camp office later demanding action against the culprits. The police reportedly arrested six persons in connection with the attack.

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