Journalist thrashed and urinated upon in Uttar Pradesh; SHO, constable suspended (VIDEO)

“We have come across a video where a journalist has been beaten up & put up in a lock up. DGP UP OP Singh has ordered for immediate suspension of SHO GRP Shamli Rakesh Kumar & Const. Sanjay Pawar,” UP police tweeted.

Written by Newsroom Staff June 12, 2019 14:26

New Delhi: A TV journalist was abused, punched and beaten up by a group of Government Railway police (GRP) personnel in Shamli on Tuesday night.

The incident happened when the journalist was covering derailment of a goods train near Dhimanpur gate. Reason for the brawl is not known yet but the GRP personnel are clearly seen drunk on power. In the video, the scribe can be seen being punched, kicked and thrashed before public.

 

The footage of the incident has gone viral after it was uploaded on social media.

Following this, GRP’s Shamli SHO Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay and constable Sanjay Panwar have been suspended and an enquiry ordered in the matter.

“They were in plain clothes. One hit my camera and it fell down. When I picked it up, they hit and abused me. I was locked up, stripped and they urinated in my mouth,” Amit Sharma, a stringer for TV channel News24, said.

“We have come across a video where a journalist has been beaten up & put up in a lock up. DGP UP OP Singh has ordered for immediate suspension of SHO GRP Shamli Rakesh Kumar & Const. Sanjay Pawar,” the Uttar Pradesh police tweeted.

“The incident took place when the journalist had gone to cover the derailment of a few bogies of a goods trains in Shamli. There was a heated exchange of words among them and hurling of abuses,” said Ram Lakhan Mishra, the Circle Officer, GRP, Saharanpur.

A senior GRP official said the journalist was released around 7 am Wednesday.

The Uttar Pradesh police tweeted, “We have come across a video where a journalist has been beaten up & put up in a lock up. DGP UP OP Singh has ordered for immediate suspension of SHO GRP Shamli Rakesh Kumar & Const. Sanjay Pawar. Strict punishment shall be accorded to policemen misbehaving with citizens.