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Chandigarh: One acquitted in drug peddling case

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The Times Of India
20th October, 2019 07:58 IST

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh district court has acquitted a 40-year-old man, who was an accused in a case registered under the NDPS Act in 2017.

According to the case details, on October 12, 2017, based on the complaint of SI Sudarshan Singh, an FIR was registered at the IT Park police station in the city against one Surinder, residing at Indira Colony in Manimajra here, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Surinder hails from Amirgarh in Narwana Jind of Haryana .

The FIR mentioned that during a routine patrol, as the police team reached the railway crossing near Indira Colony, they saw a man carrying a black polythene bag. On seeing the police, the man coming from the opposite direction tried to run away. The police gave him a chase and caught hold of him. He was found to be carrying 2 kg ganja. Surinder could not produce any licence or permit for possessing the banned substance, so he was arrested under the provisions of NDPS Act.

During trial, defence counsel Raj Kishore said that Surinder had been falsely implicated in the case. He also mentioned that there were contradictions in the statements of police officials.

After hearing the arguments, the court of additional district and sessions judge Vijay Singh acquitted him.

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