Amritsar Police freeze PO’s Rs 1.38-crore assets

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 10

Around 16 years after a man was declared proclaimed offender (PO) by the court of sub-divisional judicial magistrate, Gurdaspur, in a kidnapping and rape case, the Amritsar rural police have frozen the property of the accused, identified as Sawinder Singh, alias Dabbu, of Bollewal village in Gurdaspur.

Sawinder was booked by the Beas police under Sections 292, 342, 363, 366, 376 and 506 of the IPC and was declared PO in July 2005.

In a statement on Thursday, SSP Amritsar Rural Dhruv Dahiya told that the police identified around 18 acres and 3 kanal of agricultural land owned by Sawinder Singh in Bollewal village falling under the Ghuman police station in Gurdaspur. The valuation of the said property was conducted by competent authority. It was valued at Rs 1.38 crore and it had been frozen by the police, SSP added.

He said the police had adopted zero tolerance against the criminals, drug peddlers and proclaimed offenders. He said that the moveable and immovable properties of the drug peddlers and POs is being attached in order to nail them.

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