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    Published On : Wed, Dec 23rd, 2020

    HC releases accused under NDPS Act on Bail

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    Nagpur– Justice PV Ganediwala had granted bail to accused Shammi Hussain Sheikh R/o Jalnagar Ward, Chandrapur on bail.

    He was arrested for offence U/s 20, 22 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 vide Crime No.644/2020 registered by the PS Chandrapur City Chandrapur.

    In short, case of the prosecution is that, on 20-08-2020,PSI Vikas Mundhe, Local Crime Branch, Chandrapur received secret information that two persons were possessing and transporting contraband Ganja on moped bearing registration No.MH-34-BT-4609. Accordingly he called panch witnesses, photographer and measurer and did Nakabandi near DRC Health Club, Junona Fata to Kamgar Chowk road at Bengali Camp.

    After some time two persons came to be found while coming towards them on said moped vehicle. After giving signal to them they asked to stop. However, they tried to ran away from the spot. They came to be apprehended and disclosed their names as Rajesh @Raja Joshi and Shammi Hussain Sheikh . Thereafter by complying due provisions search of the person and vehicle of applicants was done. Police had found Ganja worth 3.090 kgs amounting to Rs.15,450/-.

    Shammi Hussain Sheikh had applied before Sessions Court Chandrapur for grant of bail which was rejected.

    It was submitted that, quantity of Ganja involved in the instant offence is intermediate quantity and therefore provisions of sec 37 of NDPS Act will not be applicable.

    Adv Mir Nagman Ali,
    Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench, Nagpur

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