POHLO MALL, a goldsmith by caste and resident of Raja Sarisi in present day Amritsar district, was a mukhtdrkdr, i.e. attorney, in the service of Thakur Singh Sandharivalia and later, when the Sardar`s estate was placed under a court of wards, a clerk of the court. He kept in touch with Thakur Singh when the latter had taken asylum in Pondicherry, a French Protectorate near Madras, and mounted a campaign for the restoration of Maharaja Dulcep Singh to the throne of the Punjab seized by the British. In March 1887, Pohio Mall was arrested and detained in Allahabad Fort for his anti British activities. There were no specific charges preferred and no trial held. Pohio Mall was released in June 1889 under the orders of the Governor General.
1. Ganda Singh, ed.. History of the Freedom Movement in the Panjab (Maharaja Duleep Singh Correspondence). Patiala, 1972