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Geo News cameraman manhandled in Swat

MINGORA: A Geo News cameraman and his colleague sustained injuries when the Levies Force officials thrashed them in Makanbagh area here Saturday, sources said.

The sources said that the Geo News cameraman Murad Ali and Sheraz, working for another private TV channel, were on their way to Saidu Sharif Hospital for coverage when they got stuck up in traffic in Makanbagh area. The newsmen riding a motorbike tried to overtake the jammed vehicles in a bid to reach the hospital in time when the officials of the Levies Force escorting the District Coordination Officer Kamran Rahman manhandled them.

The officials took away their cameras, DVD and other items. Taking serious note of incident, the DCO put the Levies personnel under suspension and ordered departmental enquiry into the incident.

Source: The News
Date:8/7/2011