India to ask Canada, UK for details of properties of people of Indian origin in Punjab drug case

Jagdish Bhola

A special court of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (India’s FBI) on Saturday allowed an application of the country’s Enforcement Directorate (an economic intelligence agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crime in India) that seeks details of properties of 18 Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) alleged to be involved with notorious drug lord, Jagdish Bhola, a former police officer and wrestler.


The Hindustan Times newspaper of India reported that the Enforcement Directorate’s special prosecutor Jagjitpal Singh Sarao said the special court will forward the application to India’s External Affairs Ministry to pursue the matter through its diplomatic channels with Canada and the UK to collect property details of the accused.

Sarao said: “Investigation shows that Bhola’s associates parked a huge amount of money generated from the illegal drug racket in buying properties in the UK and Canada. Their details are vital.”

The Hindustan Times mentioned the names of those who are alleged to have been involved with Bhola.

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