Drug smugglers’ illegally acquired property attached in Pattan: Police

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday said that it has attached an illegally acquired property of drug smuggler in Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
In a statement issued on Tuesday Police said that a Police party of Police Station Pattan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan Mohd Nawaz on 27th June this year attached an under construction house on land measuring 10 marlas at Main Mohalla Pattan belonging to drug Smuggler namely Barkat Ali Main S/o Mohammad Maqbool Main R/o Mian Mohalla Pattan after obtaining legal sanction from competent authorities, adding therein that the said house was linked to case FIR No. 84/2023 under section 8/22 NDPS Act of Police Station Pattan.
Stating that similarly in an another action, Police party of Police Station Kreeri under the supervision of SDPO Kreeri Khalid Ashraf attached vehicle (Hyundai i10) bearing registration number DL2AE-2820 belonging to Abdul Rehman Malik S/o Ghulam Mohd R/o Kalantra Payeen after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities, Police in it’s statement further said that the said vehicle was linked to case FIR No 33/2023 under section 8/20, 29 NDPS Act of Police Station Kreeri, adding therein that investigations proved that the said movable/ immovable properties were gained from illicit trafficking by the drug Smugglers.
Police in its statement also said that the attachment of the said property was referred to Competent Authority under Administrator Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property Act, 1976 and Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act 1988 New Delhi for orders which were issyed in terms of clause (g) of section 68B of the NDPS Act.
Police in it’s statement furthermore said that the confirmation order received about the attachment of properties from SAFEM (FOP) A & NDPSA, New Delhi has boosted the morale of Police officers who are acting tough against the drug smugglers and drug trafficking in the district, adding therein that the orders about attachment of other properties falling within the ambit proceeds of narcotics, shall be forwarded to SAFEM (FOP) A & NDPSA, New Delhi for confirmation in near future.
In the concluding para of it’s above quoted statement police warned that people found indulging in drug smuggling will be dealt strictly under law.


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