The incident took place on Sunday outside Swaminarayan Temple in Junagadh when the election of the temple trust was underway, and was captured on camera.
In one of the videos of the incident aired by news channels, policemen, including some in civil uniform, can be seen pushing away a cameramen and then hitting media crew with batons. A policeman can also be seen slapping a TV channel cameraman.
"Following an inquiry and after going through the video footage of the incident, I have suspended PSI JP Gosai and three constables of Junagadh Town police. While Gosai was the one who slapped a mediaperson, the three constables were involved in either lathicharge or in manhandling media crew present there," said Singh.
Earlier in the day, demanding immediate suspension of the policemen, several mediapersons of Saurashtra region had staged protests at the office of Singh.
They called it off Monday evening after news of the policemen's suspension came in.
After the attack Sunday, mediamen had confronted the Junagadh SP who had, at the time, said action would only be taken after the probe was completed and not just by watching video footage of the incident as demanded by mediapersons.
Following this, the reporters and cameramen had sat on protest outside his Junagadh office late Sunday evening.
Reporters claimed police hit them when they were covering a confrontation between two persons over an election related issue in the premises of the Swaminarayan Temple.
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