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Radical Hindus attack Indian TV station

Hardline Hindus target Indian TV station

MUMBAI — Seven people were arrested in Mumbai on Friday after activists from a hardline Hindu regional political party ransacked a television station's offices and beat up staff, police and the network said.

About 25 men breached security at the Network 18 group premises in Vikhroli, in the east of the city, breaking glass windows with dustbins, overturning chairs and attacking journalists and other staff.

"Seven people have been arrested. We will keep them in custody and go deep into this matter to find out why and how these things have happened," Mumbai police chief D. Sivanandan said.

The Network 18 group operates CNBC-TV18, which is India's leading business channel, the English-language general news channel CNN-IBN and regional language equivalents, IBN-7 in Hindi, and IBN-Lokmat, in Marathi.

The broadcaster said the IBN-7 and

Added: Nov-20-2009 Occurred On: Nov-20-2009
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