J&K DGP orders action against officer for using force on media persons

J&K DGP orders action against officer for using force on media persons
Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh. Source: IANS

Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday ordered immediate action against a police officer who used force against media persons while they were reporting restrictions imposed on Muharram procession in Srinagar city.

 

J&K Police said in a tweet on Wednesday, "DGP Dilbag Singh takes serious view of undesirable behaviour with some media men in Srinagar yesterday. SSP Srinagar directed to take immediate action against the erring police officer."

Media persons covering restrictions imposed by the authorities on Muharram procession were thrashed up by a middle rung police officer on Tuesday in Srinagar city.

In addition to the protest lodged by the media fraternity, the video showing the police officer using batons against some media persons had gone viral after the incident took place.

Former Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah had condemned the incident and asked the Lt. Governor led administration to ensure that such an incident is not repeated in the future in addition to seeking action against the erring officer.