Saifullah Jan

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

The challan has been presented in district court charsadda

Summary of Case

"On 18 Feb, 2021 A group of armed men allegedly kidnapped a journalist Saifullah Jan, a correspondent for the Associated Press of Pakistan, Daily Islam and a member of the Charsadda Press Club General Body from a bakery in the Sardheri Chowk in a broad daylight subjected him to torture, dragged him to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) office, humiliated him there and video filmed the criminal act. The Sardheri Police registered a case and arrested accused. The main accused in the kidnapping and torture case, Abdullah, is a local leader of the PTI and his brother is a District Zakat Committee chairman. Pakistan Federal union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemned the attack and demanded that police should take action against the responsible and investigate the case fairly. In conversation with PPF, Saifullah Jan said that He was at his shop when some PTI workers came and allegedly tortured and humiliated him at gunpoint and dragged him to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) office, for posting information regarding their illegal activities. They first tortured him on 15 Jan, 2021 for which He submitted application in police station. When Police filed the FIR after early investigation they attacked him again. According to President of Charsada Press Club Mr. Subz Ali Khan Tareen said that Saifullah used to post against PTI on his Social Media so, local PTI officials attacked him. We condemn this act. On 20 Apr, 21 while talking to PPF Additional Head Moharrar M. Arshad from Sardheri Police Station said that accused got arrested, Challan has been presented against accused and they are on bail now. The case is in district court Charsadda. "

Category of Incident

Assault

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0201- Assaults and threats

ICCS Group: 02011- Assault

ICCS Class: 020111- Serious assault

ICCS Crime: Assaults and threats

Reported By

The News

Date of incident

18

Month

Feb

Year

2021

Name of affected person

Saifullah Jan

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

APP (Associated Press of Pakistan)

Other affected organizations

Daily Islam

Action by

Armed men

City

Charsadda

Province

KPK

Designation

Correspondent

Professional category

Journalist

Age of victim

47 years old

Marital Status

Married

Compensation Details

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 by Government

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

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: Yes

Date of FIR:

FIR Details: FIR No: 129

Police station of FIR: Sardhari Police station

Name of complainant: Saifullah Jan

Name of accused in FIR: Abdullah, Iftikhar, Faheem, sons of Zaidullah, Saadat and Sher Ali

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: Case Closed

Court where case was presented: District Court Charsadda

Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: Under Trial

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Condenm

APNS

Not required to contact

CPNE

Not required to contact

PBA

Not required to contact

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

Bureau Chief Mr. Sadiq

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Charsadda press club

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A