Muktsar, November 30: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail application of senior SAD leader Dyal Singh Kolianwali and directed him to surrender within a week.

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Kolianwali, a close aide of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, was a former member of the Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board (PSSSB) and former chairman of the Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation. A sitting SGPC member, he has also remained the SAD’s Muktsar district president during the previous SAD-BJP government. The state Vigilance Bureau had booked him on July 1 for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Vigilance sleuths, complying with the orders of a Mohali court, have already initiated the process to declare him a proclaimed offender (PO). They also pasted a notice in this regard outside his residence at Kolianwali village in Lambi Assembly segment here on November 13 giving him a chance to appear in the court on the next date of hearing.

The Vigilance Bureau had recently filed a caveat in the Supreme Court after learning that the SAD leader had moved an anticipatory bail application in the apex court.

Speaking over the phone on Friday, Ashok Bath, SSP, Vigilance, Bathinda, said, “The Supreme Court has rejected the anticipatory bail application of Dyal Singh Kolianwali, directed him to surrender within a week.”

Source Tribune India

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