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LUCKNOW: A journalist in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was thrashed on camera by some Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel, Indian media reports have said.
The police personnel has been seen slapping and thrashing the journalist.
#WATCH Shamli: GRP personnel thrash a journalist who was covering the goods train derailment near Dhimanpura tonight. He says, “They were in plain clothes. One hit my camera&it fell down. When I picked it up they hit&abused me. I was locked up, stripped&they urinated in my mouth” pic.twitter.com/nS4hiyFF1G
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 11, 2019
The journalist has alleged the police personnel of torturing him. ANI report said that the journalist said that the policemen in plain clothes hit his camera and it fell down. When he tried to pick up the camera, the police personnel hit and abused him. Later, the journalist was locked up, stripped and he accused the policemen of urinating in his mouth.
Videos circulated on Twitter. Meanwhile, the UP Director General of Police, OP Singh has ordered for immediate suspension of Shamli Rakesh Kumar and Constable Sanjay Pawar involved in thrashing the journalist. According to police, strict punishment shall be accorded to them.
The News 24 journalist, locked up in the GRP station, can be heard narrating the ordeal. He dubbed the attack as a retaliation for a negative story. Accused inspector/SHO Rakesh Kumar sat on chair and kept confronting other journalists protesting against the incident. pic.twitter.com/dVSPrGKog7
— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) June 11, 2019