KATHMANDU: The Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) condemned the attack on journalists of the Avenues Television by the staff of Casino Venus at Malla Hotel, Lainchaur.

Some 50 employees of the hotel thrashed ATV correspondent Dilliraj Pokhrel and cameraperson Niran Raj Bana at 9 am Thursday morning while covering news on the protest against a police raid of the hotel Wednesday.

Earlier the casino staff had called the duo to report another incident of scuffle between the police and the casino employees in the hotel.

“Both of them are injured,” said the FNJ section at ATV. “Pokhrel has sustained injuries on various parts of his body while Ban has a deep wound in his head,” said the central office of the FNJ.

The FNJ has demanded stern action against the guilty.