GK TV scribe assaulted

A journalist working with GK Web TV was assaulted by CRPF personnel near GMC Srinagar here on Thursday.
GK TV scribe assaulted
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A journalist working with GK Web TV was assaulted by CRPF personnel near GMC Srinagar here on Thursday.

Shafat Farooq, who works with GK Web TV, said: "At around 1:40 pm as soon as we (me and the cameraman) after completion of the assignment at SMHS hospital, headed towards LalChowk on motorcycle to cover a protest. There was a jam near GMC gate and I made quick moves only to find two trucks of CRPF's 23rd battalion trying to enter their camp," said Farooq.

"I along with many other bikers were waiting behind the trucks. More than 10 minutes passed but the CRPF men were neither letting us go nor were clearing the road as they were busy in chatting with each other. I seeing a small gap behind the truck attempted to make my way when a CRPF man stopped the bike and without saying anything thrashed me."

Farooq said the CRPF man was joined by his colleagues posted outside the camp gates. "They were trying to drag me into the camp which I resisted but soon the onlookers intervened and seeing the crowd they let me go as people resisted their move," said Farooq.

CRPF spokesman Rajesh Yadav said he would look into the issue. "Let me talk to the officials at the 23rd Battalion. I will look into what has actually happened," he said.

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