3 police officers in Bhopal suspended for assaulting scribes

Bhopal, July 6 (IANS) Three police officers, including a station in-charge, in Bhopal were suspended for assaulting two journalists, police officials said on Wednesday.

A First Information Report (FIR) was also registered against them. The Awadhpuri station in-charge was removed from duty in this connection.

“The three police officers who assaulted the journalists are placed under suspension and the Awadhpuri station in-charge, Shikha Vais, has also been removed from duty. An FIR has also been registered against them,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Raman Singh Sikarwar told reporters.

On Monday night, two journalists of a renowned newspaper were returning home from work when they were beaten up by PCR van police personnel. The journalists were dubbed as Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) terrorists, following which they were taken to the police station and assaulted.

The two journalists — Vijay Prabhat Shukla and Krishna Mohan Tiwari — are undergoing treatment in a local hospital.

State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Wednesday visited the hospital and enquired about their welfare.

–IANS

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