|Bakery beating case: Shahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law arrested|
18 October 2012
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law was arrested on Wednesday after he recorded his statement at the Defence B Police Station in a case regarding the torturing of an employee at a confectionary in Lahore.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had earlier ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident.
According to the First Information Report lodged under sections 148, 149 and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code, complainant Umer Hussain stated that he ran the confectionary, ‘Sweet Tooth’, in T-Block market.
On October 7, a woman came to the shop and asked for a cake; however, the shop was closed for cleaning. The employees asked her to come later when the shop would be open. Two men, who appeared to be bodyguards of the woman, misbehaved with an employee named Irfan and left with warnings of dire consequences, Hussain added.
On the same day, the guards visited the bakery along with another man, identified the worker and escorted him outside the shop. Around six to seven Elite Force officials, who were present outside the bakery, started beating up Irfan and threatened him further.
Earlier on Wednesday, a judicial magistrate granted bail to the seven Elite Police Force officials and a body-guard employed by Punjab chief minister’s son-in-law. The court ordered the accused to deposit surety bonds of Rs 40,000 each to avail the bail.
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