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Haryana Police to attach Rs 1.4-crore properties of drug peddler, kin

According to the police, a competent authority under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has ordered attachment of property of accused Sukhandar Singh alias Mandar Singh and his family members.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Haryana Police have received orders to attach properties of a drug peddler and his family members worth Rs 1.4 crore in Sirsa.

These properties were acquired by the drug peddler and his family members by money earned through smuggling of narcotics, a spokesperson of Haryana Police said on Tuesday.

He said a competent authority under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has ordered attachment of property of accused Sukhandar Singh alias Mandar Singh and his family members Deep Singh alias Babbi, Daljit Singh, Jaspreet Kaur and Chindrapal Kaur, who are the residents of Sirsa district.

The properties attached by Haryana Police include agricultural land, residential and commercial property, vehicles worth more than Rs 27 lakh and bank accounts with over Rs 18 lakhs, which turns out to be a total of Rs 2.42 Crore. The competent authority has confirmed to attach the properties worth Rs 1. 40 lakh, the spokesperson said.

About 12 cases under NDPS Act were registered against Sukhandar Singh in Sirsa while four cases were registered against Deep alias Babbu and two cases were registered against Daljeet under the NDPS Act.

The spokesperson said the Haryana Police has been working tirelessly to completely crush the menace of drugs, it has also started the process of attaching the properties of drug mafias who are playing with the lives of the youth. This action will also send a strong message among drug peddlers that their property can also be confiscated if they still do not refrain themselves from this illegal trade, he added.