Four policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura have been suspended for allegedly assaulting a journalist.

The accused — post in-charge Rajendra Singh, sub-inspector Yashpal Singh, and constables Dharmendra Kumar and Rohit Kumar — assaulted journalist Shyam Joshi on Tuesday night when he asked the policemen on duty to not park their vehicle in the middle of the road, as the commuters were already facing traffic congestion on Goverdhan road.

A day after the incident, a delegation of journalists approached the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) demanding strict action against the policemen.

Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur said that the accused policemen were suspended late on Wednesday.

Mathur added that a three-member committee has found the four police personnel guilty. A letter has also been sent to higher authorities for their out of zone transfer.

The journalist, Joshi, was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday evening.