Excessive Court docket: Drug peddlers have destroyed social material

Excessive Court docket: Drug peddlers have destroyed social material

Tribune Information Service

Saurabh Malik

Chandigarh, October 30

Making it clear that drug peddlers have “efficiently destroyed the social material of our society and led youth on the wrongful path”, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket has dominated that such kind of individuals have been required to be handled firmly and sternly. Sympathy couldn’t be proven to them lest it proved to be counterproductive and resulted in a rise in drug trafficking.

The assertion by Justice Ashok Kumar Verma of the Excessive Court docket got here in an alleged cross-border medicine smuggling case. The matter was positioned earlier than Justice Verma’s Bench after an accused within the case filed a petition in opposition to the state of Punjab and different respondents for grant of normal bail.

No sympathy for them

No sympathy could be proven to drug peddlers lest that ought to show to be counterproductive and lead to rise in trafficking. —Justice Ashok Kumar Verma

An FIR within the matter was registered on March 12, 2020, beneath the provisions of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act, the Indian Passport Act and the Foreigners Act on the Lopoke police station in Amritsar.

The Bench was instructed that the petitioner was apprehended on the premise of secret info that he and a co-accused have been concerned in smuggling of “large amount of heroin from Pakistan with the assistance of their Pak counterpart”. The petitioner, throughout interrogation, made a disclosure assertion and bought eight packets of heroin weighing 10 kg seized from the disclosed place.

After listening to rival contentions and going by the paperwork, Justice Verma asserted that the allegations in opposition to the petitioner have been “very critical in nature which wants no leniency at this stage”. Elaborating, Justice Verma noticed that the luggage have been seized on the premise of disclosure assertion within the presence of the then DSP, Attari, Amritsar (Rural), and officers of the Border Safety Power from wheat fields “throughout fencing”.

Justice Verma noticed additional investigations revealed that the petitioner had bought two residential homes in Amritsar district with drug trafficking cash. Applicable alternative was given to the petitioner to defend his case, however he didn’t seem.

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