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UP:Journalist covering train derailment thrashed by cops, claims he was stripped and urinated on

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New Delhi, Jun 12, 2019 : In a shocking incident, personnel of the Government Railways Police(GRP) on Tuesday night thrashed a journalist in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district. The incident took place when the journalist, identified as Amit Sharma, was covering the derailment of a goods train near Dhimanpura, News18 reported.



"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," he was quoted by news agency ANI as saying. In a video released by the news outlet, the policemen are seen beating the journalist.

As outrage over the incident grew, the Uttar Pradesh police said DGP UP OP Singh had ordered for immediate suspension of SHO GRP Shamli Rakesh Kumar and constable Sanjay Pawar.

The journalist, however, expressed his disappointment over the investigation. "I was beaten up in the station. All police personnel present at the station should be suspended," he told CNN-News18.