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NHRC notice to police over assault on scribe


The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh Police over reports of a Government Railway Police station house officer assaulting a television journalist in Shamli district on Tuesday.

Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports, the NHRC said, if true, the reports pointed towards gross violation of the victim’s rights.

The scribe was brutally attacked by a SHO of the GRP when he had gone to report on a train derailment in the area, along with other reporters.

“An argument took place between the journalists and the police personnel. The victim was then ...


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