Munawer Hassan, Judicial Magistrate Cantonment courts on Wednesday exonerated Ali Imran Yousuf, son-in-law to Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif in the bakery employee torture case.
The court released CM’s son-in-law after the appellant of the bakery case, employee – Irfan Ali and bakery owner Umer, recorded statements maintaining that accused Imran Yousaf and elite force officials were not involved in torture.
The bakery employee Irfan, refused that he was being kidnapped by Imran Yousaf and also said that they did not want any proceedings against CM’s son-in-law.
Consequently, the court exonerated Imran Yousaf and others including, Zafar Hussain, said to be the bodyguard of Punjab CM’s son-in-law; and elite force officials Riaz, Yousuf, Mohsin, Maqsood, Farid, Nawab and Khalil Ahmed.
According to the case, an FIR was registered by Umer Hussain, owner of the bakery, stating that on October 7, a woman came to the bakery and asked for a cake and the employees refused to entertain her saying that the shop was closed for cleaning.
On this, two bodyguards of that woman ill-treated one of his employees, Irfan and extended life threats to him. The FIR further stated that on the same day about 7pm, the same two guards visited the bakery once more along with another person, identified the worker and took him outside the shop.
Around six to seven Elite Force officials were already in attendance outside the bakery and they started battering Irfan and threatened him to kill if he did so again. It is said that the woman who visited the bakery was the daughter of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.