Bhopal: A 36-year-old journalist on Thursday alleged that he and 7 others had been stripped and thrashed at a police station in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district, after they had been arrested for staging a protest in opposition to the arrest of a theatre artist.
The purported incident passed off on April 2 and got here to gentle on Thursday when semi-nude images of the eight arrested folks went viral. HT couldn’t confirm the authenticity of the images.
Journalist Kanishk Tiwari, who runs a YouTube channel, mentioned he and some Congress staff and different theatre artistes had been arrested on April 2 for protesting the arrest of theatre artiste Neeraj Kunder at Sidhi police station.
According to police, Kunder was arrested for allegedly making obscene remarks in opposition to Bharatiya Janata Party (MLA) Kedarnath Shukla and his son, Guru Dutt, on social media.
Tiwari alleged that he and others had been stripped and thrashed on the police station.
“Police removed my clothes and thrashed me. They took photos and tried to circulate them on social media… they arrested me for supporting a reputed artiste,” Tiwari, who was launched on bail, together with the others, on Wednesday, mentioned.
“In the past, I had made several revelations, including how a local MLA failed to construct roads and provide water to residents, on my YouTube channel.”
Police, nonetheless, mentioned that Tiwari and 7 others had been arrested as they had been making a ruckus within the police station.
(*7*) Sidhi Kotwali police station in-charge Mukesh Soni mentioned.
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Soni dismissed the journalist’s cost that all of the eight arrested folks had been thrashed by police. “Their clothes were taken off to check them and this is a normal… They were not thrashed at the police station.
Soni also told reporters that it was incorrect to say that the accused were nude. “They were in their underwear,” he mentioned, in response to a clip tweeted by News 24 channel The police officer additionally mentioned their garments had been eliminated so that they didn’t use them to commit suicide.
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