Commissionerate Police freezes properties worth Rs 1.63 crore of drug smugglers
The Commissionerate Police Ludhiana have frozen the properties collectively valued at Rs 1.63 crore of three drug smugglers. The properties include both commercial shops and residential houses.
Ludhiana, March 24, 2023: The Commissionerate Police Ludhiana have frozen the properties collectively valued at Rs 1.63 crore of three drug smugglers. The properties include both commercial shops and residential houses.
Commissioner of Police Ludhiana, Mandeep Singh Sidhu said that police had adopted a policy of zero tolerance against drug smugglers and seized the property of three peddlers arrested in NDPS cases. He said that the properties of Hoshiar Singh of Lalton Kalan including three residential houses and a shop in Lalton Kalan worth Rs 1.08 crore. One Medical Shop, two vacant shops on land measuring 100 square yards belonging to Satnam Singh of New Sunder Nagar, and the residential house of Vikas Kumar of Ashiana colony was also frozen by the police. He said that the police had invoked the 68-F section of the NDPS Act to freeze the properties.
Sidhu said that freezing the property of the accused would deter the accused from further indulging in such activities. He said that this would also send a strong message to other peddlers in society.
The Commissioner of Police said that property seizures would help to break the backbone and the economic support system of drug peddlers. He said that we were pursuing many more such cases with the authorities concerned and will freeze more properties.