4 Gujarat cops suspended

Category : Gujarat News
Updated On : May 15, 2019 02:34 AM
By Indian Times Daily

A sub inspector and three constables were Monday suspended in connection with a lathicharge on reporters covering elections of a temple trust in Junagadh town, around 320 kilometres from here.

The incident took place on Sunday outside Swaminarayan Temple in Junagadh when the election of the temple trust was underway, and was captured on camera.

Earlier in the day, Gujarat Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja said he had ordered an inquiry and asked Junagadh SP to lead it.

In one of the videos of the incident aired by news channels, policemen, including some in civil uniform, can be seen pushing away a cameramen and then hitting media crew with batons. A policeman can also be seen slapping a TV channel cameraman.

Junagadh Superintendent of Police Saurabh Singh said late Monday evening that he has ordered the suspension of sub inspector JP Gosai and three constables.

 

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