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FIR against Nawaz Sharif’s security guards for assaulting cameraman of news channel


FIR against Nawaz Sharif’s security guards for assaulting cameraman of news channel

Islamabad [Pakistan]: A first information report (FIR) was lodged by the local police against five people, including two security guards of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a cameraman of Samaa TV.

Television footage on Monday had shown a security guard assaulting the cameraman, Syed Wajid Ali, outside the Parliament building for allegedly coming in the way of Sharif while recording him. Another guard came into the picture and brutally kicked the cameraman on his face, before fleeing from the scene, The Dawn reported. Two of Sharif’s security guards-Mansub and Mohsin-were arrested.

The cameraman was shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) after sustaining injuries in his lips and head. “I became unconscious as a result of the torture,” Ali was quoted as saying in the FIR. The FIR was registered against three of Sharif’s guards and two unknown assailants. A case was registered under Sections 355 and 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code. As per the FIR, Ali was allegedly attacked by the security guards after he tried to click photos of Sharif, leaving the Parliament. The two arrested guards were presented before a civil judge, who remanded them to judicial custody for 14 days.




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