News Magazine Alleges Journalist Assaulted, Detained By Delhi Police
The Caravan magazine has alleged that police detained and assaulted their journalist while he was reporting a protest in North Delhi's Model Town, but the police denied the charge and asserted that it acted as per law.
In a tweet, the magazine alleged that police forcibly took the phone from journalist Ahan Penkar, 24, and then deleted all the videos he had recorded while reporting.
The journalist was detained for nearly four hours. He has also sustained injuries on his nose, shoulder, back and ankle, the magazine alleged, adding he has filed a complaint with the Delhi Commissioner of Police.
Police, however, refuted the allegation, terming it as "false". It said the allegation is being made only to escalate the situation.
It claimed the journalist was among the protesters who were detained for violating coronavirus-related restrictions and was subsequently released.
The police action is bonafide and is as per law, it said.