Prakash Javadekar to seek report on journalist assault in Shamli

New Delhi [India]: A day after a journalist was allegedly beaten up by a group of General Railway Police personnel in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said he will seek a report on the incident.

“I will seek a report on the incident,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday while responding to a question at the media briefing on the decisions taken by the Union cabinet on the incident.
On Wednesday, a journalist in Shamli was beaten up on camera by a group of GRP personnel for covering the derailment of a goods train.

Hours after the incident DGP Uttar Pradesh OP Singh ordered the immediate suspension of Station House Officer (SHO), GRP Shamli, Rakesh Kumar and constable Sanjay Pawar.

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“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,” read the UP Police twitter handle.

In the video, the journalist can be seen been mercilessly hit by a group of men. The victim also spoke to ANI and narrated his ordeal, saying, “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.”

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The incident took place just a day after the Supreme Court pulled up Uttar Pradesh government for putting journalist Prashant Kanojia behind the bars for posting tweets on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

[source_without_link]ANI[/source_without_link]

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