Shamli, June 12
Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel thrashed a journalist who was covering a train derailment near Dhimanpura in the early hours of Wednesday.
GRP personnel who were present on the spot, abused, kicked and beat up Amit Sharma of News 24. They snatched his camera.
The journalist said the cops refused to listen to him and continued to thrash him.
“I was locked up, stripped and they urinated on me right into my mouth,” Sharma said.
Several scribes rushed to the police station on learning about the incident and put the video footage of the cops beating up Sharma on the social media. The journalists also contacted senior officials at the police headquarters.
Station House Officer Rakesh Kumar and GRP constable Sunil Kumar have been suspended and a probe has been ordered.
"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," UP Police said in a tweet.
The journalist was later released.
Shamli’s Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Pandey said the senior officials had been apprised of the incident which was “unfortunate” and strict action would be taken against the accused. IANS