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Case registered against Shahid Masood for snatching journalist’s cellphone during coverage

ISLAMABAD: A case was registered against television anchorperson Shahid Masood at a police station in Islamabad for snatching cellphone of a reporter during high court coverage a few weeks ago, ARY News reported.

The case was filed at Ramna Police Station in the capital city.

The petitioner said he was deployed for coverage at the Islamabad High Court when Mr. Masood, after using some harsh words, snatched his cellphone.

He contended in his FIR that Mr. Masood snatched his phone and deleted all data he had recorded during the coverage.

“Shahid Masood threatened me and warned me of dire consequences,” claimed the petitioner.

On September 14, a court in Islamabad had directed police to arrest Dr. Shahid Masood and produce him in court in the PTV corruption case.

The court had rejected a bail petition of television anchorperson in a case pertaining to the alleged financial irregularities in the state-owned PTV.

The judge was seized with the hearing of an application filed by Mr Masood seeking bail before arrest in the case. His counsel Khawar Shah had also appeared before the court.

The judge rejected his plea over his failure to appear in person, saying the accused should have turned up in the court.

Earlier in March, the Supreme Court slapped a three-month ban on Dr Shahid Masood’s TV talk show after a probe committee found his startling claims in the Zainab rape and murder case false and baseless.

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