A video of a journalist being beaten by at least four men in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district has surfaced on Twitter. The incident happened on September 15 when journalist Devesh Tyagi was stopped by miscreants while he was on his way to the Ambedkar Sports Stadium.
The video shows Tyagi, who is associated with Network18, being assaulted by four men on a public road. One of the attackers tries to hit him with a baton. It created an uproar on Twitter, with Opposition leader Juhie Singh tweeting about it.
An FIR has been filed in the case under Sections 147, 141, 352, 323, 307 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. Two persons have been arrested so far.
So far, the reasons behind the attack are not clear. Vineet Bhatnagar, the superintendent of police (city), while speaking to journalists said that "strict action" will be taken against the attackers. He also said the video is a crucial piece of evidence and will be used while ascertaining the details of the attack.
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