Rawalpindi - Police briefly detained a reporting team of a private channel for making footage of the Government Degree College for Women, Jhanda Cheechi here yesterday.
City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi later intervened and solved the matter besides holding inquiry against the police officers.
According to details, the administration of Government Degree College for Women Jhanda Cheechi caught a cameraman of a private TV channel when he was making film of the college. Later, the college principal called Police Station (PS) Civil Line and brought the mater into the notice of Station House Officer (SHO) Rafique.
The SHO sent a police team to college and arrested the media team and shifted them to police station for interrogation.
However, after spreading the news of detention of media team of a private TV channel in the twin cities, journalists associations, including Crime and Court Reporters Association Rawalpindi (CCRAR) came into action and appeared before CPO Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi for justice.
CPO taking action immediately ordered release of the detained media men. Meanwhile, the cameraman of the private TV channel submitted a latter with college principal stating that he committed a mistake while filming college without the prior permission from him.
Talking to The Nation, CCRAR General Secretary Yasir Hakim condemned the incident and criticised the administration of Women College.
He said that CPO held inquiry against SHO and other police officers for detaining media men. He said that CCRAR would file application with police against college principal for catching and barring media men from filming the college from outside. SHO PS Civil Line Raffique refused to comment on the issue when contacted by The Nation.