HC denies bail in drug trafficking case

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Jan 10: High Court today dismissed the bail plea in the drug trafficking case and asked the accused to approach the trial court for bail.
Petitioner-Umar Gul Bhat was seeking bail in FIR No.264/2020 for commission of offences under Section 8/20 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act registered with Police Station, Saddar, Srinagar.
After investigation of the FIR, charge sheet stands already submitted before the trial court Srinagar and framing of charges against the petitioner-accused, trial of the case is in progress. Petitioner-Bhat was nabbed by the police personnel and upon his search, one bag was seized from his possession which contained thirty strips (720 capsules) of Spasmoproximio Plus.
Justice Sanjay Dhar while determining the merits of the case as submitted by the petitioner-counsel on the analysis of the evidence lead by the prosecution said, it needs to be borne in mind that while deciding a bail application, this Court is not required to appreciate and scrutinize the evidence in detail at this stage. A meticulous and critical analysis of the evidence court said, by the prosecution at this stage is not permissible.
The instant bail application is dismissed”, High Court concluded. Court however directed to conduct thorough medical checkup of the petitioner and in case he requires specialized treatment, he shall be provided the same. “It shall be open to the petitioner to approach the trial court for grant of bail on medical grounds, if after his latest medical checkup, need for the same arises”, the court added.