LODHRAN-Land mafia has put in their claws in the graveyard of Baba Noori Laal Darbar where dozens of shops have been constructed and rented out illegally.

Several graves have been damaged as sewerage of the village is also being drained out to the graveyard while doors and bricks of the boundary wall have also been stolen.

Shrine of Baba Noor Laal located in Gailaywal near Lodhran at Shujaabad between the road and railway track. No underpass or overhead bridge has been constructed. But the land mafia has built dozens of shops and rented out the same due to the negligence of Auqaf Department. Dozens of graves have been damaged.

Animals have dug up graves and there are no proper arrangements for cleanliness as piles of garbage are found in the graveyard. Moreover, drug dealers have also made it their drug selling point. Out of 90 Kanals, the land mafia has grabbed 40 Kanals of the graveyard.

The Auqaf Department generates income worth millions during Urs but no attention is paid to the improvement of the shrine and graveyard. Land allocated for the shrine is totally under the control of land mafia.

The people demanded Auqaf Department and Government of Punjab take action and improve the situation of the graves and boundary wall. They also demanded proper arrangements for cleanliness,.