UP journalist faces wrath of cops

Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel thrashed a journalist who was covering a train derailment near Dhimanpura, today early hours.

The journalist has been identified as Amit Sharma of News 24. GRP personnel who were present on the spot, abused, kicked and beat up television journalist Amit Sharma. They snatched his camera.

The journalist said that the cops refused to listen to him and continued to thrash him. “I was locked up, stripped and they urinated upon right into my mouth,” Sharma said.

Several journalists rushed to the police station on learning about the incident. They uploaded the video of cops beating Amit Sharma on the social media. The journalist was later released.

Station House Officer Rakesh Kumar and GRP constable Sunil Kumar have been suspended and a probe has been ordered into the incident.

This comes a day after the Supreme Court rapped the Uttar Pradesh government for arresting journalist Prashant Kanojia for posting tweets on CM Yogi Adityanath. The court ordered an immediate release of Kanojia on Tuesday after he was put behind the bars for over 3 days.

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