A group of Pakistani police officers face suspension after allegedly arresting 19 employees at a fast food restaurant in Lahore for refusing to give them free burgers.
According to local reports, employees at a Johnny & Jugnu fast food restaurant in Lahore, Pakistan were arrested around 8 p.m. on Saturday and taken into custody overnight for having the audacity to turn down free burgers to a group of police officers last week. The employees were not even allowed to close the kitchen, allegedly the deep fryers were running and the customers were waiting for their orders. In an official statement, representatives from Johnny & Jugnu offered details of the incident, stating that it was caused by the staff’s refusal to give the police officers free burgers.
“This is not the first time something like this has happened in our restaurant,” wrote Johnny & Jugnu officials on Facebook. “After denying their request for free burgers, which has become a common practice for them, the police threatened our managers and left to return the next day to further harass and pressure our teams … with baseless arguments. “
Then, on June 11th, “some police officers came to our … point of sale and took our manager into custody for no reason. Then they emptied our entire branch and took all of our kitchen staff, including the rest of the managers, with them. “
The incident sparked controversy on social media and prompted Inam Ghani Province police officers to remove officers involved in the illegal arrests.
“Nobody is allowed to take the law into their own hands. Injustice will not be tolerated. Everyone will be punished, ”announced Ghani on Twitter.