Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act, 1976
An Act to provide for the forfeiture of illegally acquired properties of smugglers and foreign exchange manipulators and for matter connected therewith or incidental thereto.
WHEREAS for the effective prevention of smuggling activities and foreign exchange manipulations which are having a deleterious effect on the national economy it is necessary to deprive persons engaged in such activities and manipulations of their ill-gotten gains;
AND WHEREAS such persons have been augmenting such gains by violations of wealth-tax, income-tax or other laws or by other means and have been increasing their resources for operating in a clandestine manner;
AND WHEREAS such persons have in many cases been holding the properties acquired by them through such gains in the names of their relatives, associates and confidants;
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-sixty Year of the Republic of India as follows:-