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Bombay High Court Refuses Bail to Accused Caught with 203 Kgs Marijuana

Lawstreet Journal 20 Nov 2020 12:54am

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Bombay High Court denied bail to the accused who was apprehended by the police with 9 others with 203 kg of marijuana in his car, which they were smuggling from Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra. 

The police received some secret information from an agent that some persons were bringing Contraband (ganja) from Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra in a Swift Desire car and the police intercepted 3 cars from which they caught 203 kg and 450 grams of marijuana. All three cars had three passengers each including the two applicants. The case was registered under sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985 before the learned Special Court at Nashik. The special judge refused to grant bail to the applicants on the ground that the quantity of the contrabands recovered was a commercial quantity.

The Advocate for the applicant Sunil Jagtap argued that his client was a mere passenger who took a lift in the car which had drugs and he had no knowledge of the presence of any Contraband and thus having no conscious possession of the drugs. The counsel further submitted that there was a loophole in the investigation and his client had no prior criminal record and pleaded his release on bail on these grounds. The Advocate for the second applicant Sharad Karke pleaded on similar ground and said that his client was also a mere passenger without any knowledge of contraband in the car and was not needed to be held in detention till the trial was pending. 

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