The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha police have issued orders to seize a three storey house worth around Rs 1.32 crore, belonging to a drug peddler involved in brown sugar smuggling case, under the provisions of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
Under the provision of chapter VA of NDPS Act (Section A- Z) there is a provision of seizing and forfeiture of ill-gotten property (illegally acquired property from Narcotics business in the last six years), the STF said in a statement on Tuesday.
“During investigation of STF P.S. Case No 05/2022 U/s.21©/29 NDPS Act,1985 properties worth of at least Rs 1.32 crores, acquired by Sk Jamsed of Haladipadia Basti under Laxmisagar police station jurisdiction in Khordha out of illegal contraband brown sugar smuggling have been identified and seized. In this case, on 20 February last, brown sugar weighing 1.227 kilograms, a Pulser motorcycle and other incriminating materials were seized”, it said.
Seized properties include one three storied building situated at Jharpada Mouza, Bhubaneswar. The building has been evaluated by the Public Works Department, Roads & Building, Bhubaneswar.
A detailed proposal for confirmation of seizure/forfeiture of the properties earned out of contraband drugs business was sent to the office of Competent Authority, Kolkata, who is a quasi-judicial authority under NDPS Act & has been requested for forfeiture of the illegally acquired property as per provision of Sec. 68 (F) NDPS Act, 1985, it concluded.