Court denies bail to narcotic smuggler

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 17: Principal Sessions Judge Jammu, Jang Bhadur Singh Jamwal today rejected the bail application of narcotics smuggler.
The narcotics smuggler namely Sunny Singh was arrested by the police on March 17, 2012 along with 3000 intoxicant capsules.
After hearing Advocate Rajeev Kumar for the petitioner whereas PP Shabir Choudhary for the State, Principal Sessions Judge observed, “narcotic peddling has assumed serious dimensions in the State. Reports regarding seizure of drugs from peddlers are coming in one after another. The drug mafia has spread its tentacles in many states and beyond the borders of the State”, adding “some of the peddlers have a history and their record is maintained by anti-narcotic branch of the police”.
“Some of the known peddlers were jailed also but it is amusing that they have been freed and have taken back to drug trafficking. This raises a serious question about the efficacy of anti-drug laws. Either the laws are flawed or that the enforcement cadres are conniving at the entire affair”, Principal Sessions Judge said, adding “drug trafficking is a serious phenomenon and carries dangerous social dimensions. The youth get attracted to drugs and this spoils their lives. It is not enough to launch anti drug drive. More important is educating the society against the effects of drug addiction”.
“Since drugs generate huge monies, it leads to imbalance of social equilibrium and gives rise to vast economic disparity. The Government will need to intensify its anti drug operation mechanism and bust the mafia and its networks. There is the need of inter-state collaboration for controlling the menace”, the Court observed.
With these observations, the Court rejected the bail application of narcotics smuggler.