PTI’s lawyer, others charged with criminal intimidation

Published August 11, 2022
In this file photo, PTI's lawyer Faisal Chaudhry speaks to the media outside the Supreme Court. — DawnNewsTV
In this file photo, PTI's lawyer Faisal Chaudhry speaks to the media outside the Supreme Court. — DawnNewsTV

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawyer Faisal Chaudhry was booked by Banigala police on charges of criminal intimidation, police said on Wednesday.

A case was registered in response to a complaint lodged by Wajid Mughal, a cameraman at a news channel. According to the first information report (FIR), the cameraman was present at Banigala to cover a news conference of PTI leaders. During the conference, a mob backed by Mr Chaudhry tried to intervene in the coverage, it added.

They attacked when they were asked to avoid intervention, the FIR said, adding that the mob manhandled him and misbehaved with other journalists as well. During the attack, Mughal’s camera was also broken, the FIR stated, adding that it all happened in front of Faisal Chaudhry.

The Banigala police said a case was registered and action would be taken against those involved in the incident and nominated in the FIR.

Published in Dawn, August 11th, 2022

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