Drug peddler gets 10-yrs RI
D A RASHID
Srinagar, Apr 25: A local Court on Tuesday awarded rigorous imprisonment of ten years and imposed fine of rupees one lakh to an accused convicted for selling Charas.
The principal Sessions Judge Srinagar, Kaneez Fatima pronounced the quantum of punishment for Bashir Ahmad Zaroo of Sonwar after he was convicted by the court under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
“If the convict fails to pay the fine of Rs one lakh, he will serve two more years further imprisonment,” the Sessions Judge ordered.
According to the prosecution case, on September 9, 2001 a paramilitary CRPF man, Manjeet Singh had searched the accused in Sonwar area of the city and recovered one Kilogram of charas from him.
The accused was handed over to Ram Munsi Bagh Police Station and an FIR 120 of 2001 was registered against him.
After police carried out investigation into the matter, Chargesheet was filed before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar against the accused and his accomplice who died during the trial.
The case was committed to Principal Sessions Court Srinagar for trial.
The accused was charged under section 8/20 of the NDPS Act, following which the prosecution was directed to lead evidence in support of the chargesheet.
The prosecution produced and examined before the court, six witnesses and the statements of the accused was recorded under section 342 CrPc.
The Court after hearing arguments of Public Prosecutor, A A Teli who defended the state in the case and counsel for the accused M A Khan held the accused culpable convicting him under NDPS Act.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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