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Seraikela Journalist beating case reaches NHRC door

Seraikela, January 24: Taking cognizance of the brutal beating of a daily newspaper journalist Vidyut Mahato by the police and implicated in a fake case, the National Human Rights Commission has registered a case. Taking cognizance of the matter, Omkar Vishwakarma, a human rights activist from Koderma, lodged a complaint with the commission. Whose case number is 1486/IN/2022. On the basis of the complaint lodged with the commission,  Vishwakarma has also demanded proper compensation to the victim journalist while giving justice to him.

It should be noted that human rights activist Omkar Vishwakarma has already brought justice to the victim in many such cases by drawing the attention of the commission. By the way, it will be interesting to see how serious the district police and administration shows on the matter. Earlier, Ranchi MP Sanjay Seth and BJP state spokesperson have also raised the demand to take action against the accused policemen through a tweet on the matter.

Incidentally, local reporter Vidyut Mahato, associated with a daily newspaper who came to make news about illegal sand lifting from Tiruldih police station area of Kharsawan district, was brutally thrashed by the personnel posted in the police station at that time. When the journalist started talking about taking the sand tractor caught by the villagers to the police station. On which the police station officer-in-charge Rakesh Munda got angry and got the journalist beaten up by his colleagues in the middle of the night outside the police station gate and also damaged his mobile so that all the evidence would be destroyed. The journalist kept pleading but the police station personnel did not listen to him.

After beating the journalist the policemen left him severely injured and went back inside the police station. 
The injured journalist was taken to Ichagarh Hospital in the middle of the night by the local villagers from where seeing the serious condition of the journalist he was referred to MGM Hospital in Jamshedpur on Saturday morning for better treatment. Even today the journalist is being treated at MGM Hospital. Seeing the matter deteriorating here, the police officer declared him a criminal by imposing sections like 143, 147, 149, 363 of IPC on 7 villagers including the journalist.

At the same time, after the said incident, the Press Club of Seraikela Kharsawan and AISM have raised strong objections. Both the organizations have raised the demand for immediate suspension of Tiruldih police station in charge. .

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