Nawaz’s guards granted bail in cameraman assault case

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ISLAMABAD: The security guards of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif – who had 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’s guards, who were imprisoned in Adiala Jail.

A video which 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 the local media was covering Nawaz’s departure from the parliament. 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.