LAHORE - PML-N MPA Rana Tajammul Hussain and CMs Coordinator Waheed Gul forcibly stopped a demolition operation planned against the illegal constructions built on thousands of acres of state land, including 1100 acres allocated for the Judicial Colony, in Harbanspura on Thursday. According to sources, both the PML-N leaders rushed towards the area after receiving information that a demolition squad comprising of CDGL staff, Aziz Bhatti Town Administration and Revenue Department was about to dismantle illegal structures, both temporary and permanent, that had been constructed over the last many years. Sources revealed that the 'N leaders threatened the demolition squad of dire consequences in case operation was initiated. During the exchange of hot words between the two parties, declaring the official move as illegal, Ran Tajammul, elected from PP-157, warned that if the squad went ahead with the demolition plan he would use his political influence to settle a score with them. Sources say the CDGL officials informed Rana Tajammul and Waheed Gul that Lahore Division Commissioner Khusro Pervaiz had ordered to initiate the grand operation against the land mafia involved in encroaching the government land in Harbanspura. However, both the leaders were not ready to listen to such 'unwanted arguments and told them the houses were being occupied by the poor people and not by the land mafia. They also claimed that if operation started, these people would come on roads that could lead to riots, protest demonstrations and rallies. Sources further reveal that Rana Tajammul Hussain enjoys close relations with local land mafia and he jumped into action for protecting their interests. When contacted, DDO Revenue Amir Liaqat said PML-N MPA Rana Tajammul Hussain telephoned him at night to show his reservations about the operation. However, he did not succumb to any pressure. He said as the operation was about to be started both the leaders reached the spot. On his arrival, Rana stopped the staff to carry out the demolition, saying, the people who constructed their houses and other buildings constituted major portion of his vote bank and the operation would damage his vote bank, the DDO Revenue added. DDO Revenue further said that after the interference of the MPA, they postponed the action, as the squad did not have police force to control situation. However, he said the commissioner Lahore was in knowledge of every thing and hoped that the planned operation would start within two or three days. When DCO Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta was contacted, he showed his ignorance about incident, saying, he knew noting about the operation and that nobody had informed him about it. It may be recalled that the Revenue Department had constituted a complaint cell on June 6 to launch the operation against the squatters in Harbanspura. Naib Tehsildar Aslam Gujjar headed the cell that consisted of four patwaris including Rana Ishrat Hussain, Muhammad Mansha, Akthar Hussain and Abdul Hameed Mayo. It is also pertinent to mention that the department had got registered a FIR against 30 persons for grabbing the state land illegally in the locality.