Lahore police have suspended its nine officials on Sunday for harassing and illegally detaining Lahore restaurant, Johny & Jungu’s staff for ‘refusing for burgers’.
As per reports, at least nine police officials including a station house officer (SHO) were suspended for illegally arresting employees of the restaurant in DHA after they refused to give “free burgers” to the cops.
A few days before the incident, some police officers went to the eatery ‘Johnny and Jugnu’ located in DHA Phase-6 and tried to get burgers for free.
The cops left after they were refused by the staff and returned later on Friday night only to arrest the staff members of the restaurant for reasons that the outlet claimed as “baseless and unjust”.
After the news did rounds, Punjab Inspector General Inam Ghani ordered to suspend all officials involved in the incident for the abuse of power.
The Punjab police chief also directed the Lahore CCPO to take strict departmental and legal action against the officials involved in the incident without any delay, according to a statement.
He further stated that the “officers and personnel involved in illegal activities do not deserve any concession so no leniency should be given in taking action against those responsible after the inquiry.”
The restaurant also took to social media to tell the incident with details, “This was not the first time something like this has happened with our kitchen teams at our restaurant but we want to make sure this is the last. Yesterday night, around 1am our kitchen teams were taken into custody by the Police.”
The statement of the restaurant added, “19 of our innocent crew members were kept locked up at the [police] station for the entire night, without any basis, as per orders from their SHO.”
They further stated that this happened because they refused to give burgers to someone “very special,”
On June 11, for almost seven hours in the night, “they (policemen) kept our team locked up, harassing them, pushing them around, all for not giving them free burgers, for not entertaining a ‘request from a very high profile special guest’”, the restaurant said