VANCOUVER: A judge in Punjab has issued non-bailable warrants against a politician’s son who is living in Canada.
Puneet Jain, who is the son of the Akali candidate for the Moga by-election Joginder Pal Jain, is said to be `hiding’ in Surrey.
In 2007, Punjab police had registered a case against Puneet, his father, mother and a brother for their alleged role in the creation of an illegal colony in Mehna in Moga.They are accused of selling agricultural land for commercial and residential purposes in violation of the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995.
After the case, Puneet disappeared even as arrest warrants were issued against him. Punjab police expressed its helplessness in executing the warrants, saying that Puneet had gone to Canada.
He was proclaimed as an absconder in 2010.
The Judicial Magistrate in Faridkot on Tuesday issued non-bailable warrants against him and directed police to produce him in the court before March 4.
The Indian Overseas Congress says Puneet Jain is hiding in Surrey and has requested immigration minister Jason Kenney to deport him to India immediately.