Junaid Jamshed: FIR Lodged Against 8 Unknown Assailants, Few Identified
ISLAMABAD: Former singer turned televangelist Junaid Jamshed has registered a case against eight unknown men for assaulting him at the Benazir International Airport.
According to his statement, “Seven to eight men attacked me at the airport. I don’t know them personally but I can identify if they come in front of me. Police and airport security protected me and took me home.”
The former vocalist of the band Vital Signs received kicks and blows by a small group of men just as he was leaving the airport on Saturday.
The group chanted slogans against Jamshed before beating him up. A security official came to his rescue and led him back to the safety of the arrival lounge at the airport.
A video of the incident that became viral on social media showed Jamshed asking the crowd to talk to him instead of resorting to violence.
Provoked by his fellows by chants of “Maaro, maaro! (beat him, beat him!)”, a man could be seen chasing Jamshed and kicking him before the former pop singer disappeared into the arrival lounge.
معروف گلوکار اور مبلغ جنید جمشید پہ نا معلوم افراد کا شدید تشدد مبلغ اسلام و سابق گلوکار جنید جمشید پہ نامعلوم مسافروں کا اسلام آباد ائیرپورٹ پہ بدترین تشدد ۔۔ افسوس کا مقام تو یہ ھے کہ انتظامیہ اور موجودین خاموش تماشائی بنے رھے ۔۔۔Posted by Pakistan Views on Saturday, March 26, 2016
According to information available with media, one of the attackers maintains identity as Nehal Riyaz, and he has posted several videos of his group’s activity at the airport on facebook as well.
His comments on one of his video posts reads “Yea Hamara Hi Group Tha [This was our group],” when another user asked him about the attackers of Junaid Jamshed.
Another check-in information shared on his facebook profile also confirms that Nehal Riyaz was present at Islamabad Airport.
Other information available on his facebook profile confirms that he is a resident of Karachi, runs his own business and remained a student at Saint Patrick College, Karachi.
Meanwhile other information circulating online has exposed identities of several other attackers as well.
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