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Pak's first Sikh police officer thrashed, forcibly evicted from his house: Report

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Pakistan's first police has claimed that he was forcibly evicted from his house here village along with his children and wife, following a property dispute with the government.

Gulab Singh Shaheen in a video said that yesterday he was evicted by the (ETPB), the parent body of Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) from his house in Lahore's Dera Chahal which is situated about 28 kilometres from Lahore, Daily reported.

"My turban was forced open and hair was untied," Singh said in one of the videos he shared on

In a video, Singh can be seen pleading to police to give him "at least 10 minutes" to be in the place where they have been staying since 1947.

Singh, later, told the media that ETPB thrashed him.

In 2011, Gulab Singh had filed a case against for illegal selling of the Gurudwara property, the report said.

In February 2018, the of held Hashmi, then of the ETPB, responsible for illegal selling of Gurudwara lands.

On the other hand, the ETPB maintains Gulab Singh had illegally occupied the 'Langar' Hall of Gurdwara Janum Asthan "Bebe Nanaki Dera Chahil", which was vacated by an anti-encroachment team on Tuesday.

After a complete inquiry, ETPB Muhammad constituted a team which got vacated the hall with the help of police, the board said in a statement, adding that the community has "appreciated" the ETPB step.

The Evacuee Trust Property Board, established in 1960, is a statutory body of the Government of Pakistan, which administers evacuee properties and shrines of Hindus and Sikhs attached to religious, charitable or educational trusts, left behind by Hindus and Sikhs who migrated to after 1947 partition of

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 13:30 IST
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