On the annexation of the Punjab, he was appointed adjutant of the 7th Police Battalion, which he assisted to raise and organize. In September 1857, he succeeded Col. Subhan Khan, commanding the 1st Punjab Police Battalion, stationed at Lahore. His regiment guarded jails, treasuries and civil offices, and preserved peace in the city of Lahore. He was honoured with the Star of British India, and the title of Sardar Bahadur, and granted 600 acres of waste land in Lahore district and a life pension of Rs 3,000 per annum.
1. Griffin, Lepel and C. P`. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909