SURREY RCMP announced on Tuesday that Amardip Singh Rai — who was wanted on 17 charges, including sexual assault, assault with a weapon and confining a person without lawful authority — has been arrested on his outstanding warrants by frontline officers.
On April 28, 2021, Rai was arrested by the Surrey RCMP Strike Force Target Team (SFTT) for an outstanding warrant pertaining to the August 2019 investigation. He was released by the courts on May 7, 2021, with conditions. It was alleged that Rai failed to appear for a subsequent court date and therefore a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On January 20, 2022, Surrey RCMP had requested the public’s assistance with locating Rai. In October 2022, Rai was featured in the top 25 wanted across Canada by the Bolo Program.
On January 8, 2023, Surrey RCMP frontline officers were proactively working to locate individuals with outstanding warrants. Through investigation, officers were able to confirm that Rai was inside a residence in the 17400-block of 64 Avenue. The residence was secured and a Feeney warrant was sought to enter the residence and arrest him. [A Feeney warrant is a type of arrest warrant that gives the police the power to come onto your property, and into your home or business to arrest the person whose name is in the warrant, according to stepstojustice.ca]
The Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team assisted with executing the warrant and Rai was taken into police custody without incident. He was transported to Surrey RCMP cells and remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.