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WATCH | 'Urinated In My Mouth': Journalist Thrashed, Abused By Railway Police In Uttar Pradesh

Several scribes rushed to the police station on learning about the incident, and put the video footage of cops beating up Amit Sharma on the social media. The journalists also contacted senior officials at the police headquarters.

WATCH | 'Urinated In My Mouth': Journalist Thrashed, Abused By Railway Police In Uttar Pradesh
UP journalist Amit Sharma was harassed by GRP personnel Twitter

A journalist covering a train derailment in  Dhimanpura, Uttar Pradesh, was beaten up by Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel in the early hours of Wednesday.

GRP personnel, who were present on the spot, abused, kicked and beat up Amit Sharma of News 24. They snatched his camera.

The journalist said that the cops refused to listen to him and continued to beat him.

"I was locked up, stripped and they urinated upon right into my mouth," Sharma said.

Several scribes rushed to the police station on learning about the incident and put the video footage of cops beating up Amit Sharma on the social media. The journalists also contacted senior officials at the police headquarters.

The journalist was later released.

On Wednesday morning, the Uttar Pradesh Police reacted to the video of railway cops beating up Sharma.

"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," the UP Police tweeted.

Shamli's Senior Superintendent of Police, Ajay Kumar Pandey said that the senior officials had been apprised of the incident, which was "unfortunate", and strict action would be taken against the accused.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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