Police seize Somoy TV's equipment
Police yesterday seized a portable video transmission backpack of Somoy Television in front of the BNP chairperson's Gulshan office.
A reporter of the private TV channel was bringing out the equipment from Khaleda Zia's office.
A unit of Somoy TV comprising a cameraman was inside the office for most of the time since January 6 for live coverage in case of any development there, Ehsan Jewel, a senior reporter of the TV channel, told The Daily Star.
“Our office decided to withdraw the unit as there was little possibility of any important development,” he added.
Contacted, Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, said they were examining the device if there was any sensitive element in it.
“The members of the Special Branch of police took it away when a security person at Khaleda Zia's office passed it to me from inside around 5:30pm,” said Shathila Shermin, a reporter of the channel.
“They asked me when and how the device was taken to the office, as police have no records in its registry book in this regard,” she said.
Insiders at the BNP chief's Gulshan office told The Daily Star that during the last three months the television covered three to four events such as foreign delegates calling on Khaleda.
The channel changed cameraperson three to four times during the time.
A unit of NTV too has been inside the office since January 6, they added.