Jammu, Nov 8: Police has slapped Public Safety Act against a panchayat member after he was arrested in land grabbing in Gharota area here on city outskirts.
A police spokesman said in ongoing drive against land encroachment and illegal mining in Akhnoor Police Sub Division, a team from Gharota Police Station led by Station House Officer, Inspector Mahesh Sharma arrested a notorious land grabber under PSA, pursuant to a detention order issued by the District Magistrate Jammu.
The arrested person has been identified as Prabhaker Singh alias Showki (Sarpanch) of Kot, Tehsil Bhalwal District Jammu.
He was a habitual offender with several criminal cases registered against him. He was also involved in land grabbing and several cases registered against him.
The police teams from Jammu Rural arrested the accused under PSA and detained him in Kot Bhalwal Jail.
Police have warned that stern action will be taken against those resorting to illegal mining, encroachments and other unlawful activities.