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    Published On : Wed, Dec 16th, 2020

    Bombay High court grants Bail to Somu Reddy in case involving seizure of 80 kg Ganja

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    Nagpur: Justice PV Ganediwala has granted bail to Somu Laxmichaitanya Roshi Reddy R/o Mutyalamapetha, Sarpaka, Tah Burgampahad, Dist Khammam (T.S.).

    That, the case of the prosecution is that, on 28.11.2019, at about 23.30 hrs., P.C. Rachalwar, who was deployed on train patrolling duty had received secret information that, four persons were carrying Ganja by Andaman Express (Chennai-Katara) bearing Train No.16031. Accordingly raid was conducted at about 00.10 hrs., on29.11.2019 and police found Ganja measuring 80 kgs kept in 7 bags lying near Berth No.10,11,12 and 34 in AC Coach No.A-1. The ganja was Seizedin 7 travelling bags and the bags were kept below the births where accused were travelling. The total quantity of Ganja which was seized was around 80 kgs. Upon an inquiry, accused disclosed their names as Somu Reddy i.e. applicant, (2) Sainarendra, (3) Vyankatesh and (4) Attaur Raheman.

    That, on the basis of above report dated 9-10-2019, the PSO PS Railway Police has registered an alleged crime under 20(B)(C), 29 OF NDPS ACT, 1985 vide Crime No.904/19 was registered against the Somu Reddy and others.

    It was submitted that, merely because alleged contraband was found near birth no. 10,11,12 and 34 would not
    mean that, same was found from conscious possession of Accused Somu Reddy.

    It was submitted that, there is no evidence I the form of train ticket that, birth no. 10,11,12 and 34 were belonging to accused persons.

    It was submitted that, even as per the case of prosecution, Ganja to the tune of 12 kg was allegedly seized form the applicant which comes under intermediate quantity and commercial quantity.

    Adv Mir nagman ali appeared for accused Somu Reddy.

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