Former Punjab SSP, others summoned by PMLA court in disproportionate assets case
27 May, 2023 | Nishtha Gupta
Special PMLA Court has summoned Surjit Singh Grewal, a retired SSP of Punjab Police, along with others, to appear before it on July 28.
According to officials, the Special PMLA Court has summoned Surjit Singh Grewal, a retired SSP of Punjab Police, along with others, to appear before it on July 28. Grewal is accused of accumulating assets in excess of his known sources of income while serving as a public servant.
Following the filing of a prosecution complaint by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA), the Special PMLA Court in SAS Nagar, Punjab has taken action against Surjit Singh Grewal and other individuals. The ED stated that Grewal, through corrupt practices while in his official position, amassed assets exceeding his legitimate income, both in his own name and in the names of his family members, relatives, and friends.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) launched a money laundering investigation after receiving an FIR and chargesheet from the Vigilance Bureau in Patiala against Surjit Singh Grewal, his family members, and associates.
The charges pertain to various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act (P.C. Act) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The ED has identified proceeds of crime amounting to Rs 4.7 crore in this case, which has already been fully attached by the ED. The statement further mentioned that the Adjudicating Authority has confirmed the attachment of the proceeds of the crime.