Pakistan's first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh Shaheen has claimed that he was forcibly evicted from his house in Lahore along with his children and wife, following a property dispute with the government.
While speaking to Republic TV, Singh said,"This is it not the first time that it has happened with me. This happened last year also when my family was attacked".
"They are leveling baseless allegation, they have no evidence to prove. I had requested them to give me 10 mins to prove myself, but they beat me and my family members and dragged me out by my hair. I appeal to the United Nations and the top authorities in Pakistan to look into the matter and give me justice" he further said.
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Earlier, a video had surfaced showing Singh pleading to police to give him some final minutes to be in the place where they have been staying since 1947.
Singh, later, told the media that ETPB secretary Tariq Wazir had manhandled him.
As per reports, in the year 2011, Gulab Singh had filed a case against Syed Asif Akhtar Hashmi for illegal selling of the Gurudwara property.
In February this year, the Supreme Court of Pakistan held Hashmi, then Chairman of the ETPB, responsible for illegal selling of Gurudwara lands.
Meanwhile, the ETPB maintains that 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 Secretary Muhammad Tariq Wazir constituted a team which got vacated the hall with the help of police, the board said in a statement, adding that the Sikh 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 India after 1947 partition of India.
(With PTI inputs)