2 cops sacked for plucking guavas from Sharif’s garden

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Nawaz Sharif
Lahore, June 11: Two constables deployed at the palatial residence of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif here have been sacked for allegedly plucking guava from his garden. Abid and Saifullah lost their jobs for committing the "crime".

They were dismissed from service after they were found guilty of their crime, Lahore police sources said. The security in-charge caught both the constables plucking the guava from the "forbidden tree" at the Jati Umra residence of Sharif in Raiwind, located on the outskirts of Lahore.

The security in-charge reprimanded the two constables and submitted a complaint against them to the higher police authorities who dismissed them from service.

Lahore police spokesman, however, denied firing of the constables on the ground of plucking guavas.

Earlier this year, 27 policemen deployed at Sharif's residence were suspended from service after a few peacocks were killed by a cat. "The policemen were punished for failing to stop the cat from killing the peacocks. The cops deployed to guard the birds were found asleep when the cat killed the peacocks," the inquiry finding official said.

Sharif's farmhouse residence sprawls over 400 acres with over 2,000 policemen deployed at the Raiwind Road leading to his residence and inside the premises. The opposition has criticized the government for spending millions of rupees for securing PM's residence in Lahore.

PTI

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