25 booked for 'vandalising' upscale restaurant on Tipu Sultan Road in Karachi.

Karachi police on Saturday registered a case against 20 to 25 unidentified people for vandalising an upscale restaurant on Tipu Sultan Road a day earlier and injuring one of its employees.

A video had surfaced online yesterday in which a mob can be seen outside the restaurant named Angeethi. At one point, one of the men throws a chair into the glass facade of the establishment, causing it to shatter.

According to SSP East Zubair Nazeer Shaikh, the employees of the restaurant were playing cricket nearby when two passersby were hit by their ball, resulting in a scuffle. During the altercation, the restaurant employees had allegedly roughed up the passersby.

'They (passersby) went back and brought around 20-25 men armed with sticks who attacked the restaurant, vandalised it, and injured one employee before fleeing away,' he said.

SSP Shaikh said the restaurant administration did not want to pursue the case. 'Therefore, the police have registered an FIR (first information report) on behalf of the state against two dozen persons over charges of riot,' he added.

According to the FIR, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Azam Mirza...

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