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Movable, immovable properties purchased out of money earned through narcotics trade to be seized, forfeited soon: SSP Srinagar

41 FIRs registered in first two months of 2022

SRINAGAR: In a major war against drugs, the Jammu and Kashmir police in Srinagar in the last two months has lodged over 41 FIRs.

While the big fish involved in the supply chain have been identified by the police as well. The police also said that it also identified the movable and immovable properties bought out of the money earned out of narcotics sale and such properties will be seized and forfeited as per the relevant sections of law.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar Rakesh Balwal said that police have decided to launch a war against narcotics use, distribution and sale in the Srinagar district. “We are actively following the chain involved in narcotics supply. We will ensure Srinagar remains narcotics free in the months ahead and our drive against suppliers, peddlers and sellers will intensify further in the days and months ahead,” he said, adding that “police will leave no stone unturned to ensure Srinagar is free from drugs, especially narcotics.”

He said in the past two months alone, 41 FIRs were lodged in various police stations of the city. “In the year 2021, 78 FIRs were lodged. On February 28, we caught a lot of people involved in narcotics trade and supply,” he said, adding that 21 people were arrested under PSA and others were booked under sections 107 and 181 of CRPC.

He said as part of the intensified investigations, police in Srinagar has also identified movable and immovable properties, bought, and sold out of the money earned through narcotics sales. “These properties will be seized or forfeited under relevant sections of the law,” he said, adding that “Srinagarites will see the results of anti-narcotics drive in the coming months.”—(KNO)


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