Robbed comedian demands stolen goods back

Tariq Tedi says the accused threatened to kill him

Our Correspondent January 11, 2017
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LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge fixed January 16 as the date for the hearing of the case of famous stage comedian Tariq Tedi, who accused seven people of stealing his valuables.

On Wednesday, suspect Farrukh’s lawyer sought an adjournment after which the court fixed the next date. Petitioner Tariq Tedi told the court that Farrukh, an expert on car seat covers, along with his accomplices, stole two cheques, cash, important documents and other articles from his vehicle.

He said that a few says ago, he handed the car to Farrukh to change the seat cover. That is when the suspect, along with Amjad Ali, Sakhawat Ali and others stole cash Rs25,000, two cheques, important documents and other valuables from the dashboard.

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The main accused, Farrukh, gave the cheques to one of his relatives who forged signatures and tried to withdraw money, but failed. After the registration of the FIR, the suspects promised to return the complainant’s money and other valuables. Tedi informed the court that his stolen articles were yet to be returned.

He claimed the suspects were part of a gang of thieves and was now threatening to kill him if he kept demanding the return of the stolen items.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2017.


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