Balasore-Based Drug Peddler’s Property Worth Rs 2 Cr Seized

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) has detected property worth Rs 2 crore possessed by an alleged drug peddler Sk Samiruddin alias Taklu Raja of Jaleswar in Balasore district.

Samiruddin was arrested by in connection with a brown sugar peddling case in February 2020, besides many cases under NDPS Act are pending against him. Under the provision of chapter V A 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 last six years).

During investigation, the STF found property of around Rs 2 crore, acquired by the drug peddler out of contraband brown sugar business. These property have been identified and seized.

“Competent Authority and Administrator of NDPS Act, Kolkata, who is a quasi judicial authority under NDPS Act has been requested for forfeiture of the illegally acquired property. Seized properties include 11 land plots and Bank deposits,” an STF official said.

During course of investigation, financial investigation was conducted in which illegally acquired property were identified and seized. 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, Kolkota as per provision of Section 68 (F) NDPS Act, 1985.