League City TX Aug 30 2011 Employees of a League City department store are accused of illegally holding two women suspected of shoplifting from the store.
Saira N. Malhi and Zareen Akhtar filed a lawsuit July 27 in Harris County District Court against Kohl’s Department Stores Inc.
According to the petition, Malhi and Akhtar were shopping at the Kohl’s store in League City in May. After completing their purchases, the women say they were taken to a back room by an employee and allegedly accused of shoplifting.
Malhi and Akhtar say they were held for hours while they were searched and questioned. Both claim they eventually conceded to the allegations only because it was getting late and they had to pick up their children.
Malhi and Akhtar are suing Kohl’s over false imprisonment and asking for an unspecified amount of money in damages plus court costs. The women are represented by attorney Ashish Mahendru, of Houston. They ask for a jury trial.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-44280.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.