LAHORE – A Judicial Magistrate of Cantt Courts on Tuesday sent eight officials of the Elite Force accused of torturing an employee of a confectionary located in Defence on a 14-day judicial remand. The court sent to jail Elite Force officials including Zafar, Riaz, Yousaf, Mohsin, Maqsood, Fareed, Nawab and Khalil Ahmed.

On Tuesday, Defence-B police produced the accused before the magistrate and sought their physical remand. However, the court sent them on a 14-day remand.

According to case details, an FIR was got registered by Umar Hussain, the owner of bakery, under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) sections 148, 149 and 506.

The bakery owner stated that on October 7, a woman came to the bakery and asked for a cake. However, employees refused to entertain her saying that shop was closed for cleaning and asked her to visit later. On this, two bodyguards of the woman maltreated one of his employees Irfan and extended life threats.

The FIR further stated that on the same day, the guards visited the bakery along with another person, identified the worker and escorted him outside the shop. Around six to seven Elite Force officials were already present there who started thrashing Irfan and threatened him of dire consequences.

Also, Additional District and Sessions Judge Abdul Qayyum Khan adjourned the case and fixed October 24 as the next date of hearing for arguments on acquittal application submitted by accused Shan Khusro, the son of former Lahore Commissioner Parvez Khusro, allegedly involved in the murder of his class fellow Hamza Elahi.

The judge fixed next date after a junior counsel appeared before the court and sought adjournment. Accused Shan Khusro, in his acquittal application, contended before the court that charges could not be framed on him as nothing else was available on record that could establish his guilt in the murder. He further stated in his application that no evidence had been collected against him to prove his involvement in this murder.

Meanwhile, Additional District and Sessions Judge Malik Tariq Mehmood Zargham directed Misri Shah SHO to record the version of a petitioner on his plea seeking registration of case against a female doctor allegedly involved in conducting before time delivery operation which caused death of a male baby.

Petitioner Mian Sharafat Ali submitted to the court that the negligence of doctors caused death of his baby. He contended before the court that his wife visited Safia Clinic located in Ghoray Shah for routine check up where doctor Farzana Idrees told his wife that she needed immediate operation.

He implored the court that doctors of other hospitals and ultrasound reports showed her delivery was late while doctor Safia recommended operation. However, her wife was admitted to hospital and a child was born whose condition was not stable.

He told the court that he took the baby to Mayo Hospital where he died. The doctors of Mayo Hospital told him that operation was conducted before time that caused death of the baby.  He contended before the court that he then visited Misri Shah Police Station but the SHO did not bother to listen to him. The court directed the SHO to record the the petitioner’s version.