Application for attachment of property
4. (1) Where the Government has reason to believe that any person has committed (whether after or before the commencement of this Act) any scheduled offence, the Government may, whether or not any Court has taken cognizance of the offence, authorise the making of an application to the District Judge within the local limits of whose jurisdiction the said person ordinarily resides or carries on his business, for the attachment under this Act of the money or other property which the Government believes the said person to have procured by means of the offence, or if such money or other property cannot for any reason be attached, of other property of the said person of value as nearly as may be equivalent to that of the aforesaid money or other property.
(2) The provisions of Order XXVII of the First Schedule to the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
, shall apply to proceedings for an order of attachment under this Act as they apply to suits by the Government.
(3) An application under sub-section (1) shall be accompanied by one or more affidavits stating the grounds on which the belief that the said person has committed any scheduled offence is founded, and the amount of money or the value of other property believed to have been procured by means of the offence. The application shall also furnish-
(a) any information available as to the location for the time being of any such money or other property, and shall, if necessary, give particulars, including the estimated value, of other property of the said person; and
(b) the names and addresses of any other persons believed to have, or to be likely to claim, any interest or title in the property of the said person.