Khurram Dastagir assault case: 11 suspects in custody

The state minister for commerce and textile industry was harassed in a restaurant by armed men.

Web Desk December 21, 2013
File photo of Minister of State for Commerce and Textile Industry Khurram Dastagir Khan. PHOTO: PID/FILE

A court ordered 11 suspects to remain in custody for yesterday's attack on State Minister for Commerce and Textile Industry Khurram Dastagir Khan and his family, Express News reported Saturday.

Six of the suspects were also sentenced to 3-day physical remand.

Dastagir Khan, his father and his family were harassed at a local restaurant in Gujranwala on early Friday. The minister was having dinner at a local restaurant in his hometown when armed men tried to take pictures of them without their permission.

When minister tried to stop them, it led to an argument. This infuriated the men who started throwing crockery at the family and assaulted the minister and his father-in-law. They also issued death threats and the minister's young son and nephew also suffered minor injuries in the scuffle. Several armed private guards also stood at the doors, keeping the family hostage inside.

The minister tweeted from ministry’s account that he and his family were harassed and kept hostage for 30 minutes.

When the minister's family finally left the restaurant, the armed men tried to block the road, stated the Ministry of Commerce and Textile Industry in a release issued shortly after the incident. The release also states that Khurram Dastagir and his family had only one security guard accompanying them.

Police had arrived at the scene to bring the situation under control.


Kamran Shafi | 8 years ago | Reply

Pity that a gentleman like K Dastgir and his family were attacked. Even his aged father! Shame...

HY | 8 years ago | Reply

They deserve even more ...

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