Cameraman assault case: Nawaz’s guards granted bail after 26 days

Both guards ordered to pay Rs50,000 surety bond

Saqib Bashir January 15, 2019
A screengrab from the assault.

ISLAMABAD: The security guards of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif – who had earlier assaulted a private television channel's cameraman – were granted bail on Tuesday after spending 26 days in jail.

Judicial magistrate Saqib Jawad approved the bail pleas of both guards, Mansab and Mohsin, and ordered each to pay Rs50,000 surety bond. Advocate Qazi Adil represented Nawaz guards', both of whom were jailed in Adiala jail.

Nawaz Sharif’s security guard 'assaults' TV cameraman in Islamabad

A video circulated on December 17, 2018, showed a private security guard employed by Nawaz assaulting a cameraman from a private television for videotaping the PML-N supremo in Islamabad.

The incident took place outside the parliament house in the federal capital while local media was covering Nawaz’s departure from the Parliament building. One of the security guards attacked the cameraman, Wajid Ali, jumping over him and stomping down on his face while Ali was lying on the ground.

Journalists present on the spot intervened and prevented further violence. They tried to hand over the culprit to police, however, individuals allegedly associated with PML-N came to his rescue and helped him flee the scene.

Later, journalists staged a protest demonstration outside the Parliament and stopped lawmakers from entering the building.

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Syed Zulfiqar | 2 years ago | Reply He is lucky to get the bail whereas Dr. Shahid Masood is still in jail.
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