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No case in attack on journalists

FAISALABAD: An application has been submitted with the Civil Lines police for registration of a case against the vice chancellor, security head, principle officer public relations and the security guards of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in the case of attack on journalists.

Yousaf Cheema, a reporter for Saama TV, submitted the application on Tuesday night. He said police had not been registering the case saying they would do so only if the name of VC Dr Iqrar Ahmad would be deleted from the application.

`A footage is available that guards had tortured me and my fellows when we had been performing our professional duty. We visited the university in connection with a followup story of the students who had been expelled f rom the varsity.

Journalists staged a protest demonstration from the press club to Zila Council Chowk. Later, they staged a sit-in outside the RPO of fice and chanted slogans against the university administration and the law minister.

An of ficer told Dawn that there was pressure to delete the name of Dr Iqrar from the application. He said a case would also be registered against the journalists for injuring university employees.

-Staff Correspondent