Punjab police brutally beat senior journalist in Mohali, Journalist injured

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Major Singh, a journalist was allegedly beaten by Punjab Police in Mohali.
Major Singh, a journalist was allegedly beaten by Punjab Police in Mohali.

A senior journalist is reportedly beaten by two policemen on May 22 at Mohali when he went to a local gurdwara to cover the meeting of two groups. Photos of the injured journalist that went viral shows marks of injuries on his body.

Two assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) of the Mohali police station phase-1 beat the senior journalist, Major Singh, on Friday at Gurdwara Kalgidhar Sahib Singh Sabha. Manoj Singh, working with Rozana Pehredar, allegedly beaten by the two policemen even after informing that he is a journalist.

“Before I could even step out of the vehicle, ASI Om Prakash started beating me with a stick. The duo dragged me to the lockup, where I was not only tortured, abused, and humiliated but they also pushed away my turban. My repeated pleas not to touch my turban went unheard and they even threw my ‘kangha’ (wooden comb for the hair, part of the five symbols of Sikhism),” The Wire quoted the journalist as saying.

The journalist is was admitted to Civil Hospital in Mohali. He has reported sustained serious injuries on the left leg, both arms and back. An independent magisterial inquiry is ordered in connection to the incident. However, no FIR is registered yet in connection to the incident in Mohali.

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