FIR Filed After NN Journalist Deepak Chaurasia Manhandled By Miscreants At Shaheen Bagh Protests (Photo Credit: Screenshot)
An FIR has been filed on the complaint of News Nation's Consulting Editor Deepak Chaurasia after he was manhandled and roughed up by some miscreants at Shaheen Bagh on Friday. The News Nation team was reporting about the protests where hundreds of people have been agitating against the amended Citizenship Act or CAA for over 40 days.
Deepak Chaurasia was reporting from the site when a man wearing yellow pullover tried to stop him. Unfazed by the disturbance, the senior journalist continued to do his work. However, the miscreant allow News Nation to show the report and heckled Chaurasia. Two video journalists, who were accompanying Chaurasia were also attacked by the miscreants and looted their camera.
Narrating his ordeal, Chaurasia said that no police personnel was there at the protest site to protect him. Following the incident, a complaint has been filed by the Delhi police in this incident. DCP South East Delhi Chinmay Biswal assured that action will be taken against the perpetrators.
Hundreds of people, led by women, have been demonstrating at the venue, blocking a key road which links Noida to Delhi. A major part of the crowd swells between 8 pm and 12 pm when the regular protesters are joined by working professionals and businessmen once they return from work. While the protesters has maintained their agitation is completely peaceful, Today's incident has raised serious questions about their claims.
This is not the first time the Shaheen Bagh protests has created a controversy. Earlier this month, several BJP leaders claimed that 'Jinnah wali Azadi' slogans were chanted during an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest at Shaheen Bagh.
A video tweeted by BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga shows the protesters raising slogans like 'Gandhi wali Azadi', 'Nehru wali Azadi', etc. At one point, they can also be heard chanting 'Jinnah wali Azadi' in the video.