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In a shocking case, a journalist in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli city was beaten up by a group of Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel led by SHO Rakesh Kumar. The group was seen repeatedly slapping and thrashing the journalist who was trying to talk and explain.
Later, the journalist alleged that he was subjected to torture. The journalist was allegedly thrashed when he was covering a train derailment in Dhimanpura on Tuesday night.
According to ANI news agency, the journalist associated with a news channel, said, "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."
The journalist was reportedly dragged to the GRP police station in Shamli and put behind the bars. He remained detained for the night while an order has been issued to release him on Wednesday morning, ANI further reported.
In more videos being circulated on Twitter, the journalist can be seen narrating his ordeal from behind the bars while Station House Officer (SHO) Rakesh Kumar sits on a chair outside and rejects all his charges.
Media reports say that, the journalist told his colleagues who were protesting at the police station that he was being subjected to this torture because of a negative story he did on the railway police force.
Soon after this incident became an outrage in the country, SHO Rakesh Kumar and constable Sunil Kumar have been suspended and sent to the police lines for their actions. Meanwhile, UP DGP, OP Singh has ordered for immediate suspension of SHO GRP Shamli Rakesh Kumar and Constable Sanjay Pawar.
#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 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
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 (@Uppolice) June 12, 2019
Police said strict punishment shall be accorded to policemen misbehaving with citizens.