The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration, on June 19, 2019, attached 36 properties belonging to 12 gangsters, in a bid to cut their financial sources, officials said. So far, more than 120 properties of gangsters have been attached by the district administration, the highest in Uttar Pradesh, the officials said.
District magistrate Brajesh Narain Singh, said the action had been taken under the Gangsters and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act, 1986. “Thirty-six properties belonging to 12 gangsters have been attached by the administration today. The number of such properties of gangsters that have been attached now stands at 121,” he said. According to Section 14 of the Act, if a district magistrate has reason to believe that any property, whether movable or immovable, in possession of any person, has been acquired by a gangster as a result of the commission of an offence triable under this Act, he may order the attachment of such property, whether or not cognizance of such offence has been taken by any court.
In an unprecedented move, to ‘cut the financial support’ of the criminals, the district administration had announced on September 27, 2018 that it would attach the ‘ill-gotten’ properties, both, movable and immovable, and wealth of gangsters. As many as 770 people involved in ‘anti-social activities’ have been booked under the stringent UP Gangsters and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act since May 1, 2017, according to an official figure.
Noida Police invokes Gangsters Act against builder, for selling same flat to many
The Noida Police has registered a case under the UP Gangsters Control Act, against AVJ Height Builders, for selling the same property to multiple people and getting loans for the same flat under different names from banks
August 3, 2018: The Noida Police, on August 2, 2018, booked a builder’s group, accused of selling the same property to multiple people, under the stringent Uttar Pradesh Gangsters Control Act. The case has been registered at the Surajpur police station in Greater Noida, against AVJ Height Builders, they said.
The group’s Vinay Jain, his wife Asha Jain and Vipin Agrawal – all residents of Vivek Vihar in Delhi – have been named in the case, the police said. “They have been accused of duping people, by illegally selling the same flat to different people. They have also been accused of getting loans for the same flat under different names from banks,” according to a police statement.
The accused already have cases of cheating, forgery of documents, among other charges, registered against them at the Surajpur police station, it said. “The police initiated action against AVJ Height Builders under the provisions of the (UP) Gangsters (Control) Act. They would dupe gullible people by illegally selling them flats and get multiple registries done, for the same flat,” Noida (rural) superintendent of police, Aashish Shrivastava said.
The police would soon arrest them, he said, adding that probe teams have been formed and searches were underway, to nab them. There was no statement or response from the builder’s group.