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Policemen beat up photojournalists outside Siddhivinayak temple trying to get shots of Sanjay Dutt

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Photojournalists gathered outside the Siddhivinayak temple to get shots of Sanjay Dutt were beaten by Mumbai Police. This image shows one such journalist resisting the lathi charge. Firstpost

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The police grabbed the photojournalists by the collar and pushed them around. When the photojournalists asked why they were being mistreated and abused, they resorted to slapping one of the scribes. Firstpost

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The photo journalist who wrote to Firstpost says, "When the lathi didn't work, they pushed me and two other photographers back. I saved myself and my camera, while the other two fell down with their cameras. I was shooting with two cameras and two lenses. Camera equipment is expensive and I can neither afford a new one nor afford to fix it if it is damaged." Firstpost

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He went on to add, "I don't understand why the police is doing this. They said it is for our protection, but what sort of protection is this? I heard that Sanjay Dutt gave a photo shoot normally and politely at the airport as well as at his residence. But the Mumbai police's behaviour at Siddhivinayak was very bad."  He also mentioned the Sub-Inspector's name - Hindurao Shivaji Chaudhari. Firstpost

 

 

 


Updated Date: Feb 26, 2016 20:23 PM

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