LAHORE - Punjab police have brought back ex-Naib Nazim Tehsil Pasrur Waheed Murad from Tehran , who had kept a labourer in his private torture cell for 11 days and tortured him to death. He managed to escape after killing a newly-convert Muslim labourer Muhammad Waris of Mauza Ramkay of Pasrur. More than 50 cases, including a case under section 302, had been registered against Murad but he always managed to escape the clutches of law due to his influence. A judge is also among those who exerted pressure on police and administration to save the accused. According to a handout issued here on Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, who was in London at that time, on receiving the news, had directed Inspector General Police Punjab to take stern action against the accused, and immediately after his return also went to the residence of the deceased labourer in Pasrur. Declaring the attitude of police on the issue as criminal connivance, the CM ordered suspension of the concerned DSP and SHO and stern action against them. Both the police officers are on bail now. The CM had also directed the IGP Punjab to arrest the culprit within one week. He had also said if the accused, who is highly influential, was allowed to escape from the country despite his name on the Exit Control List, he would consider Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik responsible for his escape. According to sources, the accused reached Iran from Karachi by a motor launch where he was staying with a relative in Tehran . Moreover, police had apprehended some relatives of the accused along with his two accomplices from Toba Tek Singh, who were on their way to Karachi to board a motor launch for Tehran . Meanwhile, Shahbaz Sharif, while addressing a high level meeting, lauded the performance of police and officers concerned for bringing back the criminal, who is involved in cases of murder, dacoity and fraud. Such criminals should not find refuge anywhere in the world, he said, while further directing the Punjab police to evolve a comprehensive strategy for bringing back those culprits, who were involved in heinous crimes and had fled from the country.