Three policemen, allegedly under influence of alcohol, who were suspended on Tuesday for thrashing two journalists in Awadhpuri area on Monday, were booked for criminal intimidation, voluntarily causing hurt and using obscene words, on Wednesday.
Town inspector Shikha Bais, in-charge of Awadhpuri police station where the policemen allegedly beat the journalists, who made them sit near a urinal was attached to the district police lines.
ASI Raghuveer Singh Dangi and head constables Subhash Tyagi and Santosh Yadav had picked up two city-based journalists of a leading Hindi daily – Dainik Bhaskar -- on Monday night and threatened to kill them in an “encounter” after dubbing them as operatives of the outlawed SIMI.
The journalists -- Krishna Mohan Tiwari and Vijay Prabhat Shukla -- alleged that they were on their way home after finishing duty when the police team intercepted them after they stopped their motorcycles near an ATM.
Despite making them aware that they were journalists, the police personnel accused them of trying to loot the ATM.
The three were suspended by superintendent of police (SP) Anshuman Singh on Tuesday.
“In the internal inquiry, which was ordered under the supervision of city superintendent of police (Govindpura) Ajay Singh, the policemen were found guilty. After medical report, the case was registered against the trio,” said Singh.