Uttar Pradesh: Govt Railway Police Personnel Assault, Lock Up Journalist; Allegedly Force Him to Drink Urine
Videos of the attack went viral on social media.
Government Railway Police personnel assaulted a journalist, Amit Kumar, in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district. The victim was reportedly arrested and forced to drink urine.
In a series of videos, the officers, identified as SHO Rakesh Kumar, and constable Sunil Kumar can be seen beating up 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
In another video posted by journalist Prashant Kumar, Sharma can be seen explaining how the GRP personnel beat him up, saying that they were unhappy after he had reported on illegal venders on trains.
Watch journalist Amit Sharma narrate the ordeal, also look at the arrogance of SO, GRP Shamli Rakesh Kumar. He first thrashed him, snatched his phone and then locked him up in the prison! Is @dgpup listening? Will there be an action? Or is it that only journos will be arrested? pic.twitter.com/0paqM02mtB
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) June 11, 2019
ANI reported that the two personnel — Rakesh Kumar and Sunil Kumar — who were seen beating up the journalist, were suspended.