Fast Food Staff Arrested for Denying Police Free Burgers


All around the world, there have been growing protests against police brutality and corruption. For what ridiculous reason can’t the police abuse power?

 

Recently, 19 staff of Johnny & Jugnu, a fast-food chain in Lahore, Pakistan, were detained after refusing to give a group of police officers free burgers last week. The workers were rounded up on Saturday and held overnight. According to reports by the staff, they were not even allowed to close the kitchen when they were detained, leaving customers waiting and fires burning.



The restaurant released a statement on the issue that:

This is not the first time something like this has happened… at our restaurant.

Upon rejecting their request for free burgers, which has become a common practice for them, the police officers threatened our managers and left, only to return the next day to further harass and pressurise our teams… with baseless arguments.”

 

9 police officers involved in the incident have been suspended, announced Senior provincial police official, Inam Ghani, on Twitter. He added: 

No one is allowed to take the law into his own hands. Injustice will not be tolerated. All of them will be punished.

 

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has previously called for a reform of the Punjab region’s police force, saying local politicians had appointed “cronies” to run police stations.

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