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In recent news, the illegal property confiscation of a Sub Inspector caught everyone’s attention. Junaid Akram Cheema, a graduate of Government College, Lahore and currently serving the Gujranwala Police as a Sub Inspector (SI), owned an ancestral land of around 34 acres in size. The land was believed to be near the entrance of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Project. The Cheema family was forced multiple times to sell their land to the DHA but they refused the offer every time.
Last night, DHA Gujranwala workers along with the higher authorities without any prior notice illegally started flattening Junaid’s property. Junaid’s quick response stopped them but the case was transferred to the Local Cantt Police Station where DHA was much favored by the police. As people from DHA had a strong background, Junaid was blackmailed by the police and was then locked up. No investigation was done against the land grabbers and they were free to go while the owner of the land had to bear in jail.
The machinery used on Junaid’s land!
The other one!
Junaid was later released but the attitude of the local police broke him internally. Later on, Junaid resigned from his post with a heavy heart.
Here’s the resignation letter that made ended Junaid’s services in the police!
The case was largely discussed on social platforms and people were angry on the illegitimate show of power by the DHA. The hashtag #JusticeForJunaid became a trend on twitter overnight and everyone’s now hoping that soon justice prevails for Junaid.
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Everyone’s demanding justice for Junaid!
Justice for Police Officer Junaid Akram Cheema. DHA is trying to get his land forcefully after his family's refusal to sale. Strict action should be initiated against DHA authorities Gujranwala @Ahmad_Noorani @ImranKhanPTI @OfficialDGISPR @ArifAlvi @MaryamNSharif @rpogujranwala pic.twitter.com/CEDkSrAUx5
— Daniyal Bukhari Advocate (@DaniyalSyed110) May 22, 2019
DG ISPR was also asked to look into the matter!
Respected Sir @peaceforchange recently DHA Gujranwala under supervision of some military officials illegally grabbed the land of one of our friends, Junaid Akram Cheema. He’s resigned from his post of Sub-Inspector Punjab police bcoz of injustice. @SHABAZGIL Can you plz help? pic.twitter.com/rtxZ2AKOqt
— Omar (@Umar_F_Sarwar) May 21, 2019
Fellow police officers also appealed!
Justice for Police Officer Junaid Akram Cheema. DHA is trying to get his land forcefully after his family's refusal to sale. Strict action should be initiated against DHA authorities Gujranwala @OFFICIALDPRPP @SHABAZGIL @UsmanAKBuzdar @OfficialDGISPR @rpogujranwala @ImranKhanPTI pic.twitter.com/BYww85VBsm
— Malik Aoun Awan (@MalikAounAwan2) May 21, 2019
There are alot of Junaid Akram Cheema in Lahore, the only difference is that this guy had balls to resist against mighty DHA authority https://t.co/zBUzamFY6j
— سعد (@laaameaf) May 22, 2019
In this country where even a person in uniform is not safe, what else can civilians expect then? Justice should prevail soon!
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