2 police staffers suspended for manhandling photojournalist



The Goa police on Monday suspended two staffers of the
Fatorda police station after they manhandled senior photojournalist Soiru
Komarpant while discharging his duty at the KTC bus stand, Margao.

Police driver Ujesh Naik and police constable Mahendra
Gosawi were suspended after the Goa Union of Journalists and the South Goa
Journalists Association took a strong view of the police staffers mishandling
the photojournalist.

The incident occurred after the photojournalist

took a photograph of an altercation between a senior
citizen and a tourist at the bus stand on Monday afternoon

The police staffers sitting in a PCR vehicle, which was
standby at the bus stand, objected to Komarpant taking the photograph and
manhandled him. They forcibly put the
photojournalist in the police jeep and took him to the Fatorda police station.

Later the South Goa Journalists Association called on
South Goa SP Arvind Gawas expressing strong objection to the police action. The
association demanded suspension of the police staffers.

The GUJ also took up the matter with the IGP Jaspal
Singh, which prompted the police to immediately suspend the arrogant two police

Source:: The Navhind Times

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