Accused convicted in NDPS case

Excelsior Correspondent
SAMBA, Sept 22: Court of Principal Session Judge Samba today convicted an accused in Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act case with fine of Rs 10,000 and further in default of fine the accused will undergo 2 months imprisonment.
According to the case, on August 7 in the year 2011, a team from Police Station Ramgarh during naka duty at Chak Salaria intercepted a person, who was moving under suspicious circumstances. During frisking, police recovered a polythene bag containing 90 intoxicant capsules from the possession of the person and arrested him.
The accused person disclosed his identity as Surjeet Singh, son of Gurmail Dass of Koulpur Tehsil Ramgarh, District Samba.
A case under FIR Number 55/2011 under Section 8/21/22 NDPS Act was registered at Police Station Ramgarh against the accused.
During the trial, the Court of Principal Session Judge Samba has found sufficient evidences connecting the accused with crime. Thus prosecution has able to prove the case by clear and sufficient evidences under Section 8 (iii) of NDPS Act punishable under Section 21 of the said Act and accordingly the accused held guilty and convicted for the commission of offense under Section 8/21/22 NDPS Act. The accused is therefore fined to rupees 10,000 and in default of fine, the accused will undergo 2 months imprisonment.
In view of the fact that accused is stated to be the consumer of drug and not a trader and is stated to be given to consumption of drug intoxicating habit as such it will proper to send him to prison who is directed to be released on furnishing surety bond of Rs 25000 for maintaining the good behaviour for 6 months and in the event of repeating the offence by carrying the drug he will be called upon by the court to pay fine and suffer the imprisonment in default.
The efforts of District Police Samba and its Senior PC Ashwani Kumar have led to the conviction of the accused in the case.

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