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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Daduwal’s 3 bank accounts show transaction of Rs. 4.13 cr

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mansa, August 31, 2014
First Published: 09:40 IST(31/8/2014) | Last Updated: 09:51 IST(31/8/2014)

The Mansa police, on Saturday, claimed to have found transactions of nearly Rs. 4.13 crore from three bank accounts of radical Sikh leader Baljit Singh Daduwal in two years.

The revelation came a day after the police filed a fresh case against him under the arms Act.

“When we were investigating the vehicle-cum-arms case against Daduwal, we decided to scrutinise his bank accounts. Our investigation revealed that Daduwal had three bank accounts. In the last two years, these accounts showed transactions of nearly Rs. 4.13 crore. We are also investigating his other financial deals and have received several other details. His bank lockers will also be checked," said SSP Bhupinder Singh Khattra. The police also claimed that Daduwal also didn't pay income tax though he possessed a bank account.

Dwelling on the case filed on Friday, the SSP said: "We registered a case against him on August 27 under sections 420, 468 and 471 of IPC after we recovered 10 live cartridges of AK-47, one cheque book, an aadhar card, a fake registration certificate (RC) and different number plates from an abandoned vehicle (a SUV Rexton No. PB 03 AD 0005) from the Mansa-Barnala road.”

He said, “During investigation, Baba Daduwal himself recovered the original RC and keys of the vehicle from his dera. He disclosed that the vehicle was registered under the name of Sukhjinder Singh of PS Sanour, who moved to Spain in April 2014. Baba himself bought the VIP number of the vehicle by paying Rs. 90,000 and had forged the signatures of Sukhjinder Singh, who had already left the country. Sukhjinder’s father has told the police that the vehicle was being used by the Baba and he himself was paying the installments of the loan against the vehicle.”

The cops claimed that further investigations are going on to establish more evidence against Daduwal. It may be mentioned here that the Mansa police had brought Daduwal from Faridkot jail on a production warrant.

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