Shopain: Acting tough against drug traffickers, District Magistrate Shopian Saturday ordered seizure and freezing of illegally acquired properties of two more drug traffickers in the district.
An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that the action had been taken under the provisions of Chapter VA of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotic Substances Act, 1985.
As per the orders issued on Saturday, these properties would not be transferred or any other use undertaken on it without the permission of the District Magistrate.
“The Competent Authority under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, Shopian, accorded a seal of approval to freezing of ill-gotten properties of two more drug peddlers who were given reasonable time period to prove credentials and produce the requisite documents that substantiate the property as legal,” the official spokesman said.
He said that the frozen property includes illegally acquired buildings and land from the proceeds of narcotics trade.