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Pakistan’s first Sikh cop sacked

Gulab Singh, 35, has been dismissed from work for staying absent from office for over three months, traffic police spokesperson Ali Nawaz said. 

Lahore: Pakistan’s first Sikh police officer has been sacked from service for being absent from office for over three months, a traffic police spokesperson said on Saturday. Gulab Singh, 35, has been dismissed from work for staying absent from office for over three months, traffic police spokesperson Ali Nawaz said.

“Superintendent Police Traffic Asif Sadiq after an inquiry against Gulab Singh for staying absent from office over three months has dismissed him from service. He could not defend himself before an inquiry committee,” Nawaz said. He said Singh can file an appeal in the office of the deputy inspector general traffic police against his dismissal.

In June, Singh had claimed that he was forcibly evicted by the Evacuee Trust Property Board, the parent body of Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee from his house in a village near Lahore along with his children and wife. Singh alleged that the traffic police SP had taken action against him on the request of the ETPB. He said he had an accident and presented a medical certificate along with his leave application to the office. The next hearing is on August 7.

(With inputs from agencies)

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