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DSP granted interim bail

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LAHORE, Sept 18: A police officer, who allegedly beat up two TV reporters and a cameraman at the Minar-i-Pakistan on Saturday night, had obtained interim bail for two weeks here on Monday. According to a Lahore police spokesman, Lohari Gate DSP (investigation) Mukhtar Husain Shah showed the court order to a police raiding team when it went to his residence to take him into custody.

SP (investigation) City Babar Sarfraz Alpa said that police investigators were waiting for results of the medical report. “We will have to wait for the medical report as doctors have not yet announced results of X-rays,” he said, adding investigation would proceed in the light of the medical report. Meanwhile, Capital City Police Officer Additional IG Khwaja Khalid Farooq has directed the DIG (investigation) to complete all aspects of investigation in his supervision and prefer merit in each and every step. The AIG further directed that no relaxation be given to the responsible for the incident and be informed him about daily developments of investigation.

ARY: The Punjab government has directed district administrations to stop cable operators from relaying ARY transmissions. “Our Punjab transmissions have been blocked from Sunday night by the provincial government,” said ARY Lahore Bureau Chief Nasrullah Malik. He said he had talked to highups of the Punjab government over the issue but to no avail. If they have reservations about something, they should talk to the management of the channel, he said. Mr Malik claimed that DPOs of all the districts had issued warnings to the cable operators to stop relaying transmissions. He said some cable operators on the assurance of the Pemra that the Punjab government could not stop them from relaying transmissions of a channel tried to act otherwise but they had to face police wrath.
Source: Dawn
Date:9/19/2006