Guardian Media Ltd senior photographer Kristian de Silva is suing A&V Oil and Gas Drilling and Workover owner Hanif Nazim Baksh and his son in law, Cpl Billy Ramsundar, for assault and battery. Through his attorneys, De Silva filed the action yesterday at the San Fernando High Court, seeking damages from the men for allegedly assaulting him during an incident on September 15, 2017. De Silva had gone to Nazim Avenue, San Francique, Penal, while in the course of his employment accompanied by his colleague, Sascha Wilson, at the time of the alleged incident. De Silva and Wilson approached a guard booth at the entrance of an industrial compound belonging to A&V Oil and identified themselves as T&T Guardian newspaper employees and proceeded to the office. The office was locked Wilson and De Silva departed. According to court documents, upon exiting Nazim Avenue, De Silva parked his vehicle and was standing on road taking photos with his camera. De Silva alleged that he saw a black Toyota Hilux being driven toward him in an aggressive manner and at an accelerated speed. He said he threw himself out of the path of the vehicle, then observed the driver make a second attempt at running him over. He claimed the driver of the vehicle came out and began hurling obscenities at him. He claimed he identified himself as media but instead was assaulted. De Silva’s injuries included swelling and soft tissue injuries to the face and back of neck, laceration to the lower lip and psychiatric injury.