LAHORE Certainly, in one of the pretty delayed moves, the Punjab government on Tuesday withdrew special security Elite force jawans deputed for the security of 25 prominent personalities, both political and of bureaucracy. However, they have been replaced by cops from the Punjab police. Moreover, the government has rejected allegations pertaining to withdrawal of security. Prominent among them, whose security has been withdrawn, include Ch Shujaat Hussain, Raja Riaz Ahmed, MNA Kashmala Tariq, Justice (retd) Ijaz Nisar, Shah Zain Bugti and Rafey Hussain. As per sources, this has been done to use the force for their originally assigned task of providing security to the government buildings and control law and order situation. IG Javed Iqbal has also ordered police in other districts to return additional vehicles and forces. The staff officers of IG, DIG, Security and SSP (admin) have also been ordered to return vehicles and cops who were deployed on their security. Security men who were deployed on security of Ex-judges of Anti Terrorism Courts have also been called back. According to polices sources, 104 police personnel and 51 jawans of Elite force have submitted their reports to the Headquarters. Meanwhile, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, while rejecting allegation of security withdrawal of the Chaudhary Brothers, has said their security has not been suspended. Police jawans have been appointed in place of the Elite Force cops for the protection of the Chaudharys. The Elite Force is trained to cope with emergencies and terrorism. Therefore, it should be utilised for that purpose. Sana said the Elite Force jawans have also been recalled from other government officials including the IGP. Raja Riaz was provided eight policemen by the provincial government as the leader of opposition in provincial legislature, which has now taken back by the Home Department of Punjab, it may be recalled. Riaz, in a statement, had alleged that his security was taken back on the orders of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. He said in case of any harm to his person, Shahbaz Sharif would be responsible. He also wrote a letter to the IG?for getting his security back. When the Punjab Governments Spokesperson Senator Pervaiz Rasheed was quizzed about withdrawing of the Elite Force from VIP duty of Nawaz Sharif, he asserted that the force was never deployed with the Sharif. So there is no question of withdrawing of the elite force, he added.