Chandigarh/Kurukshetra, October 12
The Haryana Police have succeeded in getting orders to attach the properties of a drug peddler and his family members, worth around Rs 7.50 crore, attached, claiming that the properties were acquired through smuggling.
An official spokesperson said the competent authority on October 8, 2021, under the NDPS Act, had ordered the attachment of the property of the accused, Satnam Singh, alias Satta, a resident of Bachgaon village in Kurukshetra, and his family members.
The police are making all efforts to tighten the noose around drug peddlers. After the attachment of the properties, the process for the forfeiture will be initiated. —Himanshu Garg, Kurukshetra SP
The authority had ordered to attach the 166-kanal 34-marla farmland worth Rs 4.46 crore, 988.13-sq ft residential and commercial property worth Rs 2.60 crore, three bank accounts with over Rs 10.51 lakh and two combines with an estimated value of over Rs 28 lakh.
A total of 12 cases under the NDPS Act have been registered against Satnam Singh in different police stations in Kurukshetra, including Thanesar, Thanesar Sadar, Shahabad and Jhansa, and some in Punjab as well. In addition, his family members are facing eight cases under the NDPS Act.
Besides Satnam, six cases are against his brother Sarabjit, three cases are against his mother and five cases against his father, all under the NDPS Act.Most cases registered against Satnam are pending in court, while in one case, he and his brother have already been jailed for 10 years and imposed a fine.
Kurukshetra SP Himanshu Garg said: “The police are making all efforts to tighten the noose around drug peddlers. After the attachment of the properties, the process for the forfeiture will be initiated. The final hearing in another such case is pending and the decision may come soon.” — TNS
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