Ali Raza Sheikh

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case Closed because of verbal apology between both parties. No FIR was filed

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 checkpost 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 checkpost 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. "

Category of Incident

Arrest

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0202 -Acts against liberty

ICCS Group: 02022-Deprivation of liberty

ICCS Class: 020222-Illegal restraint

ICCS Crime: Acts against liberty

Reported By

Freedom Network

Date of incident

25

Month

Dec

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Ali Raza Sheikh

Other affected persons

Aneel Asghar

Name of affected organization

Neo News TV

Other affected organizations

Roz News TV

Action by

Police

City

Tehsil

Province

Punjab

Designation

reporter

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

Journalist denied to share

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation Announced

Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation Announced

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Case not presented in court

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

PFUJ

Not required to contact

APNS

Not required to contact

CPNE

Not required to contact

PBA

Not required to contact

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Not required to contact

Employer organization

Not required to contact

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Not required to contact

Press club 2: Not required to contact

Press club 3: Not required to contact