TV journalist thrashed, stripped, urinated in mouth in UP: Report
Shamli : A TV journalist who was believed to be covering a train derailment story in Uttar Pradesh has been allegedly thrashed and stripped by the GRP personnel on Tuesday night. He was later allegedly dragged to GRP police station in Shamli.
He claimed that the phone he was using to cover the derailment has also been seized by the police personnel.
“While covering the story, I was beaten up by the police present there in the civil uniform and dragged me to the police station, which was 200 metres away from the place of incident, and hurled abuses,” claimed 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
According to a news report, Rakesh Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO), Government Railway Police (GRP) and constable Sunil Kumar, involved in the whole incident, have been suspended.
उक्त प्रकरण में तत्काल प्रभाव से इंस्पेक्टर जीआरपी शामली राकेश कुमार व आरक्षी संजय पवार को लाइन हाजिर कर दिया गया है।— SP GRP MORADABAD (@spgrpmoradabad) June 12, 2019
On Tuesday, in another case of journalist in police custody, the Supreme Court ordered release of Prashant Kanojia after he was arrested by the UP police for ‘defamatory post’ on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.