Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 21
The city police on Friday freezed the property of Tehal Singh, a smuggler, here. The police claimed that the property was worth Rs 1.27 crore. Commissioner of Police Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill said smuggler Tehal Singh of Bagga village had amassed assets worth crores of rupees by smuggling drugs.
“In the past, the police had registered around 11 cases against him under the NDPS Act and a large quantity of heroin was recovered from him. The State Special Operation Cell, Amritsar, had recovered one kg of heroin from him. In this case, Tehal Singh was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment and fined Rs 1 lakh by the court of Additional Sessions Judge.
In another case of the NDPS Act at the police station B division 265-gm heroin, 300-gm of opium, a pistol .32 bore and Rs2 lakh drug money were recovered from Tehal Singh and his son Ranbir Singh alias Rana. The case is currently pending in the court.
During this time, Tehal Singh had amassed assets worth crores from drug trafficking, the police claimed. A case of freezing the property was sent to competent authority and administrator NDPS act at New Delhi. The NDPS authority asked the District Revenue Officer, to take further action and freeze the property worth Rs 1.27 crore under Section 68 F (2) of NDPS Act.
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