Police have arrested three men over an incident which saw three reporters roughed up by an anti-Bersih group in Kuala Selangor on Saturday. The 6pm incident occurred when the reporters from The Star publication were covering Bersih 5 supporters distributing fliers in front of a supermarket in Pasir Penambang. (File pix)

SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested three men over an incident which saw three reporters roughed up by an anti-Bersih group in Kuala Selangor on Saturday.

The 6pm incident occurred when the reporters from The Star publication were covering Bersih 5 supporters distributing fliers in front of a supermarket in Pasir Penambang.

Kuala Selangor police chief Superintendent Ruslan Abdullah said the suspects were being investigated under Section 105 of the Criminal Procedures Code (arrest to prevent seizable offences) and Section 506 of the Penal Code (criminal intimidation).

He said policemen who were deployed to the scene arrested the men on the spot, and police are working to identify their accomplices for further action.

"Following the incident, police received a report from one of the reporters who said that they were surrounded by a group of men, who had forced and intimidated them into erasing their video recordings taken when covering the event.

"Police were also told that several of the group members had grabbed her shirt during the commotion.

"A team of policemen at the scene then intervened. They also arrested three men who had been identified as among those who had roughed up the reporters," he said in a statement.

Ruslan said police have also received a report over the action of a group, believed to be Bersih supporters, distributing fliers which allegedly contained seditious messages in front of the supermarket.

He said police have opened an investigation under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948 over the matter.

A video clip of the incident, believed to have been captured by one of the reporters, had since went viral on social media since late Saturday evening.