Police investigating alleged attack on journalist in northeast Calgary

Radio host Kumar Sharma says attack was linked to local UCP nomination contest.

Calgary Police say officers are investigating an alleged attack last week at a cultural event in northeast Calgary that the victim claims was politically motivated.

Veteran radio and TV host Kumar Sharma says he was attending the Punjabi National Mela 2018 event on Aug. 19 at the Skyview Grounds in northeast Calgary when he was approached and threatened by two men over a Facebook post that referenced a local UCP nomination candidate.

Sharma has been covering the nomination contest in Calgary-Falconridge on his Politics 101radio show.

Sharma claims the two men, who he believes are friends and supporters of one of the nomination candidates, threatened him with “dire consequences” if he didn’t remove the offending post — a screen grab of someone else’s post that Sharma had shared.