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The Awami League general secretary also said action would be taken as per the investigation committee report if there was any injustice against the journalist concerned.

He further said such a misunderstanding would not have arisen if someone from the ministry had briefed the journalists on the day of the incident.

On Tuesday, a Dhaka court sent Rozina, arrested in a case under the Official Secrets Act, to jail after rejecting the police's remand plea for her.

She was arrested for allegedly attempting to illegally “collect sensitive government documents and taking photos of them” from the secretariat on Monday.

The Prothom Alo journalist, however, rejected all the allegations saying, "I was, in fact, harassed at the secretariat."

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