The district administration foiled an attempt by the police to occupy a union council building for setting up an outpost.
The checkpoint was reportedly planned to operate under the Thekriwala police station.
According to sources, Local Government Deputy Director Khalid Mahmood Gasoora sent an alert to the district administration that the Thekriwala police had forcibly taken over the possession of the Union Council No.159 building to set up an outpost in Chak 275JB in the Painsra area.
The official complained that police personnel had locked the doors of all the rooms of the building without seeking permission of the local government and the staff of the UC building.
Residents of the village were staging a protest demonstration and shouting slogans against the police’s move.
Upon receiving the information, Additional Deputy Commissioner for Revenue Noman Azal Awan and Saddar Assistant Commissioner Fazal Abbas arrived at the building along with revenue and local government officials.