Scribe thrashed ‘mistakenly’

Though he has not filed any written complaint, DCP (New Delhi) B K Singh has assured him of “needful action” if the policeman is found guilty.

| New Delhi | Updated: July 31, 2017 5:05 am

A journalist working with Thanthi TV has alleged that he was thrashed by a policeman at Vijay Chowk on Sunday. Police, however, maintained it was a case of mistaken identity and that they have already apologised to him.

The incident took place when the journalist was at a protest rally. “Suddenly, I was grabbed from behind, assaulted and put in a bus, taken to Mandir Marg police station.”

Though he has not filed any written complaint, DCP (New Delhi) B K Singh has assured him of “needful action” if the policeman is found guilty. The inspector, too, has apologised, the journalist said.

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    Chakra
    Jul 31, 2017 at 1:12 pm
    So, it is okay with everyone (Police and the Press) if a Protester is grabbed from behind, assaulted and put in a bus, taken to police station. BTW, how an ordinary Policeman is supposed to know whether a Man is from Press or not from Behind ?
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    Vinod
    Jul 31, 2017 at 8:53 am
    Does police force have the authority to thrash anybody by law???????
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    dockbillin
    Jul 31, 2017 at 7:21 am
    How do you get thrashed "mistakenly"? Is this even possible?
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