Ali Raza Sheikh & Aneel Asghar
FOE Link or motive by PPFConfirmed
Case Update Status
Matter solved between both after verbal apology.
Summary of Case
On 25 December 2020 Police detained two journalists Ali Raza Sheikh, reporter of Neo News TV channel, and Aneel Asghar, reporter of Roz News TV channel for media coverage of police check post in tehsil Gujar Khan in Rawalpindi district on after registering case for doing journalism.
Locals alerted the journalists that uniform and un-uniform policemen were searching passengers at the check post and allegedly getting bribes from them to let them continue journey. The two journalists reached the spot to interview the passengers who alleged bribes demanded by the cops.
As station house officer (SHO) of Gujar Khan received the media team presence he also rushed and ordered arrest of the two journalists snatching equipment from them and deleting recorded video, the two journalists were quoted as saying.
The SHO reached an agreement with the two journalists for patch-up offering verbal apology and withdrawing the case against the two journalists.
Ali Raza Sheikh and Aneel Asghar told PPF that we were there to cover the police officials, cops and “Songhay” (some locals who have knowledge that where the drugs are coming from) were made illegal check post together and were taking the bribes from them. I covered that incident and then SHO Mr. Khizar took me to the Gujjar Police Station after forcefully deleted the videos from us. After some time matter were resolved between us with verbal apology.
Secretary General of Gujjar Khan Press Club told PPF that yes this incident was happened when two reporters went there for the coverage. Later on we went to the police station where SHO khizar took two journalist and resolved the matter between them.
Category of Incident
ICCS Divisions: 0202 -Acts against liberty
ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty
ICCS Class: 020222-Illegal restraint
ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty
Date of incident
Name of affected person
Ali Raza Sheikh
Other affected persons
Name of affected organization
Neo News TV
Other affected organizations
Roz News TV
Age of victim
Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced
Date of compensation announcement by government: No compensation announced
Date of compensation paid by government: No compensation announced
Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced
Date of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced
Date compensation paid by others: No compensation announced
Was FIR registered ?: No
Was case investigated ?: No
Court where case was presented: Case not presented in court
Name of prosecuting lawyer: Case not presented in court
Date of first court hearing:
Date of last court hearing:
Status of court case: Case not presented in court
Journalist Union Status
Media Source Status
Colleague of victim
Press Club Status
Press club 1: Secretary General of Gujjar Khan Press Club told PPF that yes this incident was happened when two reporters went there for the coverage. Later on we went to the police station where SHO Khizar took two journalist and resolved the matter between them.
Press club 2:
Press club 3: