UP SHO urinated in my mouth, claims scribe
MEERUT: In yet another case of police brutality on journalists, a mediaperson with a local news group, was allegedly assaulted by Shamli GRP SHO and his aides on Tuesday evening.
The incident happened after two wagons of a goods train derailed near Dhimanpur in Shamli at around 9pm on Tuesday. A team of policemen led by SHO Rakesh Kumar and a contingent of local journalists was at the spot covering the derailment story when an argument broke out.
SHO Kumar can be seen attacking Amit Sharma in one of the several videos of the incidentthat has gone viral on social media. Later, Sharma was attacked by one of the aides of the SHO who was present at the spot.
According to local journalists, also witnesses to the incident, Sharma was not only beaten but dragged to the local GRP station and locked up. The victim also claimed that he was stripped by the cops and Rakesh Kumar urinated in his mouth. "The SHO attacked me in vengeance after I ran a story which upset him. He initially attacked at the spot and threw my mobile phone away. He later abused, assaulted stripped and urinated in my mouth," Amit Sharma said.
Reacting to the allegations, UP police have condemned the incident and DGP OP Singh has suspended SHO Kumar and a constable. "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 tweeted.
Kayveeala • 1 day ago
Most journalists need to be taught lessons on journalism. I Don't think that journalists are holy cows. Most if not all are third rate blackmailers and extornists. kayvee
Stephen Billings• USA • 22 hours ago
Maybe they should beat you up and urinate in your mouth because of your job!
Sanjay Sehgal• Noida • 29 mins ago
Is there proof of that?
Manu • 1 day ago
Jungle Raj in UP.The governor is sleeping.
Pavan Doppalapudi• Pavan Kumar D • 1 day ago
What will the Governor do. He is remote controlled by the centre
Kayveeala • 1 day ago
Journalists are not conscience keeper of the nation. Most of them are white collared goons. kayvee
Adi Roi• 15 hours ago
there are no famous journalists anymore... journalism is dead.. all so called journalists are party workera now.
Jasvinder • Meerut • 16 hours ago
The GRP personnel are the most corrupt among police.They are frequently seen accompanying TC in trains and collecting money from ticket less passengers without giving receipts.
Suspension is not enough.Such people should be terminated and put behind bars.
C Kant • 1 day ago
Journalists should not be treated as God
MOHD SALEEM AHMED• 1 day ago
Do you mean they are chattels and can be expendable
Vladimir • NYC • 1 day ago
Suspension in India means. Hold on let the public forget. In short its corruption.
BOOTOUT SARKAARICLASS • ChowkidarJail • 1 day ago
Hang the cops upside down and beat them to pulp!
Krishnamurti Narrainen • Quatre Bornes, Mauritius • 1 day ago
THE JOURNALIST LOOKED FOR TROUBLES TO GET PUBLICITY. A THIRD GRADE ONE
Anupam Pandey • 4 hours ago
This act of police officer in not acceptable at all towards the citizen in civilised society......this is act of misuse of the uniform and power.
LeMarque• India • 4 hours ago
Why only suspension, terminate and file an FIR angsinst these goons in dress..
Ashok • 1 day ago
Prompt action by higher authorities is highly appreciated.
Ravi • 16 hours ago
Public totally confused whom to trust - cops or journos! Both can b easily bought
Jeevan Gyan • 3 hours ago
We need BJP less India
Jeevan Gyan • Chennai • 3 hours ago
Try Papistan. Modi and BJP is here to stay!
Rocker• India • 2 hours ago
As if, these incidents don't happen if Congress is ruling or other parties are ruling? Stupid!
Bharatwasi • MERA apna BHARAT • 4 hours ago
SP culture will take some time to go..... BJP need to rule 20 years in continuation to see some changes in UP.
gopesh basumatary• 13 hours ago
Why only suspended??? He should be sent to jail... Because law is equal to all....
为什么只是暂停职务? ? ?应该关进监狱…因为法律面前，人人平等。
Moatasim Karjikar • United Kingdom of Corruption • 14 hours ago
Such policemen should be dismissed from thier duties without any pension...
Rationalist • 1 day ago
in UP and Bihar anything is possible... They should be punished...
Guest • 1 day ago
Country again moving towards 1975-77 in Modi 2.0
San dy • 3 hours ago
Uttar Pradesh police are savages....
Suraj Kochale • 4 hours ago
Just suspended for few days and after that period he can join again and do whatever he want again. Why not UP gov terminate such police mans.