A local court of Lahore on Wednesday acquitted Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law, Ali Imran, in a case regarding torture of a bakery employee in Lahore.

The court said that the complainant and victim of Defence bakery torture case had told a judicial magistrate that Ali Imran Yousuf, son-in-law of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and his Elite Force guards were not their accused.

Imran had earlier been granted bail and released on Oct 19 last year after he turned himself in, facing charges framed against him in a case regarding torture of a bakery employee in Lahore.