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Prakash Javadekar to seek report on journalist assault in Shamli

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A day after a was allegedly beaten up by a group of personnel in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli, said he will seek a report on the incident.

"I will seek a report on the incident," Information and said on Wednesday while responding to a question at the on the decisions taken by the Union cabinet on the incident.

On Wednesday, a in was beaten up on camera by a group of GRP personnel for covering the derailment of a goods train.

Hours after the incident DGP OP Singh ordered the immediate suspension of (SHO), GRP Shamli, and

"We have come across a video where a has been beaten up & put up in a lock up. DGP UP OP Singh has ordered for immediate suspension of SHO GRP & Const. Strict punishment shall be accorded to policemen misbehaving with citizens," read the twitter handle.

In the video, the journalist can be seen been mercilessly hit by a group of men. The victim also spoke to ANI and narrated his ordeal, saying, "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."

The incident took place just a day after the pulled up government for putting journalist behind the bars for posting tweets on

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 04:52 IST