State Minister for Housing and Public Works Alamgir Kabir allegedly assaulted a reporter yesterday at his Secretariat office. The reporters present at the Secretariat immediately met the minister and protested the incident. It is alleged that the minister caught the journalist by collar and pushed him to the rest room when he tried to ask some investigative questions. The newspaper is getting ready to take legal actions against the minister. The minister, however, has denied the allegations saying that it was perhaps a political conspiracy against him.