HC upholds trial court judgement in drugs case

NT NETWORK

Panaji

The High Court of Bombay
at Goa has upheld the judgment and order of conviction passed by a trial court
in a drugs case wherein a Nepal resident was sentenced to undergo rigorous
imprisonment for ten years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh and in default to undergo
imprisonment for another one year.

The appellant Ishwar
Buddha had challenged before the High Court the judgment of conviction dated
December 6, 2014 passed by the special judge of NDPS Court, South Goa.

The High Court observed
that the special judge in the impugned judgment has meticulously and properly
appreciated all the facts, evidence and circumstances on record and after
hearing on the point of sentence rightly passed the judgment and order of
conviction.

The Anti-Narcotic Cell,
Panaji Goa on April 11, 2011 received an information that a person having
Nepali features will be coming to deliver narcotic drugs on the same day to his
prospective customer near KTC bus stand, Margao. The police allegedly found
charas, a narcotic drug with the accused and the substance was weighed and
found to be about 1.115 kgs along with the auto press polythene packet.

It was the case of the
prosecution that commercial quantity of charas weighing about 1.115 kgs
comprising 54 pieces of dark brown colour sticky substance came to be recovered
during the search of the shoulder bag of the appellant.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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