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Bakery torture case: Shahbaz Sharif's son in law indicted

November 20, 2012

Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif - File Photo

LAHORE: A local court of Lahore on Tuesday framed indictment charges against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law, Ali Imran, in a case regarding torture of a bakery employee in Lahore, DawnNews reported.

Similar charge was also framed against six personnel of elite force and three unidentified men, who were also allegedly involved in the incident.

The court framed charges after hearing arguments of all parties to the case.

The hearing of the case was subsequently adjourned until Nov 30 in which the court has summoned all parties to the case and witnesses.

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, a DHA Phase II resident, stated that he ran the confectionary ‘Sweet Tooth’ in T-Block market.

Between I pm and 2 pm on Oct 7, a woman came to the shop and asked for a cake. The shop was closed for cleaning.The employees asked the visitor to come later when the shop would be open.Two men, who according to Mr Hussain’s account appeared to be bodyguards of the lady, misbehaved with an employee named Irfan and left with warnings of dire consequences.

Between 6 pm and 7 pm the same day, the two men revisited the bakery accompanied by another man.They identified Irfan and took him just outside the bakery where up to six uniformed Elite Police officials were present. Irfan was thrashed and threatened. Bakery owner Hussain says in the FIR he alerted the Rescue 15 police about the incident.