By: Musaib Iqbal MK
After DGP Dilbagh Singh ordered probe into the alleged thrashing of journalists at Jahangir Chowk Srinagar by some police officials led by an officer, the concerned officer has been shifted while reports said that action is being taken against the other members of the police team who used sticks and thrashed journalists when they were covering a procession being taken out by some youth despite restrictions.
It is in place to mention that DGP Dilbagh Singh said on Wednesday that action would be taken after the probe and assured the journalists that such incidents will not recur.
According to the GNS quoting police officials it said in its news report that the action against the other cops has also been taken. The DGP had ordered SSP Srinagar to take immediate action against the police officer for “undesirable behavior.”
“The police officer has been removed from his position,” the top police officer said.
Meanwhile, official sources said that three cops have been attached to DPL and six others have been transferred.
Police had resorted to lathi-charge against journalists covering protest attempts by Shia mourners on 8th Muharram at Lal Chowk. Camera of a photojournalist was also damaged.
Earlier, the DGP said that he took a serious view of undesirable behavior by the police officer with some media men in Srinagar yesterday. He had asked SSP Srinagar to take immediate action against the erring police officer.”
With inputs from GNS