Siddharthnagar UP: During the coverage of Coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh, cases of assault and indecency with journalists are continuously coming up. A new case comes from Dumriaganj in Siddharthnagar where a journalist from India News was brutally beaten up by his operatives in the presence of SDM and MLA for showing health center facilities on Corona. The video during the assault is going viral on social media. .
The case is of Dumriaganj in Siddharthnagar. The Kovid-50 bed at Bewa’s Community Health Center in Dumriaganj was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh. The minister left after the inauguration but local MLA Raghavendra Pratap Singh and Dumriaganj SDM Tribhuvan Prasad were present there. India News journalist Amin Farooqui arrived to cover the opening of Kovid’s 50 beds at the health center. Amin Farooqui questioned the health center’s arrangements and also made a news clip on the claims and reality made by the Dumriaganj administration.
News MLA and SDM made on the dislocations of the health center during the Corona went on a rampage. After this, in the presence of MLA Raghavendra Pratap Singh and Dumariyaganj SDM Tribhuvan Prasad, his operatives broke up on journalist Amin Farooqui outside the community health center. The journalist was beaten brutally by falling to the ground. The people of SDM kept beating the journalist there and also making videos of it. At the same time, the policemen present should also be mere showers.
Not only this, the police also reached the journalist’s office some time after the incident and without registering the FIR, the police brought him to the police station and kept him in the police station for hours. Journalists’ anger erupted after the video of the case went viral on social media. Journalist organizations called on DM to meet Dumriaganj SDM Tribhuvan Prasad to beat the journalist with goons and demanded action against SDM.
Siddharthanagar police came into action after the video of the fight with the journalist went viral, but no action was taken against those who beat up the journalist on the police side. Gone. According to the Superintendent of Police, Siddharthnagar, orders for the investigation of the case have been given to Dumariaganj CO. In this case, Siddharthnagar Superintendent of Police says that no application has been given by any party regarding the assault outside the Beva Community Health Center. According to Siddharthnagar Police, legal action will be taken on receipt of Tahrir.
Journalists’ organization says that even before this, the SDMs were very upset with the news being run on Corona. Many times he threatened to pressurize the media personnel to stop running the news. After this incident, all the journalists are angry, they have demanded action from DM on SDM Tribhuvan Prasad and also warned of agitation if action is not taken.