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TI thrashes two scribes in Satna after being caught on camera extorting money

Two journalists of a local news channels were allegedly thrashed by the town inspector(TI) of Amarpatan police station in the wee hours of Monday at Amarpatan locality in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh.

bhopal Updated: Nov 14, 2016 21:38 IST
The accused TI has been sent to lines and an inquiry team formed.
The accused TI has been sent to lines and an inquiry team formed.(HT file)

Bhopal: Two journalists of a local news channels were allegedly thrashed by the town inspector(TI) of Amarpatan police station in the wee hours of Monday at Amarpatan locality in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh.

According to sources, the TI had booked the two journalists for illegal possession of arms, and picked them up from their house. At the police station, they were beaten up by the TI along with other police personnel.

A case has been registered against the accused TI for voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation under relevant sections of IPC after which he was attached to lines. The superintendent of police of Satna has formed an inquiry team that will investigate the whole incident including the case against the victim journalists under Arms Act, police said. 

According to the sources, the two victim journalists, Jitendra Soni and Narendra Patel, both aged 30, had caught the accused TI, Vijay Singh Thakur, 45, on their camera while he was extorting money from the truck drivers at national highway in Satna.

The two journalists had telecast the news few days ago in their respective news channels. On Sunday the two victims had also made an audio clip viral in which the accused Singh could be heard demanding his share from a gambler in the area. 

Sources said the TI and few others had raided Patel’s house on Sunday night, and had slipped a country made pistol under the bed of Patel without his knowledge to frame him in a false case under Arms Act. “At around 6 am, Thakur again came to his house along with 10-12 other policemen and arrested him for illegal possession of firearm. They dragged him out of his house and put him in the police vehicle to the police station where he was brutally thrashed by the policemen. The other victim Jitendra Soni was also picked up from his house by the policemen at around 7 am after and brought to the police station. He too was thrashed black and blue by the policemen,” said the source adding that the matter came into light after the family of the victims informed the other journalists about the same who later reached the police station and demanded action against the accused policemen. 

In the evening a case was registered by the police against the accused TI Thakur and constables Siddharth Patel, Jay Prakash Kushwaha, Chandra Prakash Kushwaha, Nirmal and two other unknown. The two victims who suffered injuries on their legs, hands and back, were rushed to a nearby hospital where they are in ICU and undergoing treatment. 

“The accused TI has been sent to lines and an inquiry team formed comprising assistant superintendent of police and two deputy superintendent of police to investigate the whole case including the case against two journalists under Arms Act,” said superintendent of police, Satna, Mithilesh Shukla.