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"Ganja Seizure Doubtful": Allahabad HC Orders Enquiry Against Police Officials Who 'Maliciously Prosecuted' Man in NDPS Case

Lawstreet Journal 7 Dec 2021 7:58pm

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Case title - Lalit Gupta v. State of U.P.

The Allahabad High Court recently came down heavily on Uttar Pradesh Police Personnel for maliciously prosecuting a man in the 29 KG Ganja (Cannabis) Seizure case after lifting him from his house at midnight and implicating him in an NDPS case. 

The Bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi ordered an inquiry against the guilty police personnel and the registration of an FIR against them in case they are found guilty. 

The case before the Court

The bail applicant before the Court had been booked for an Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 offence by the UP Police after claiming that they seized about 29 KG of Ganja from him on June 11, 2021 and thereafter arrested.

The applicant claimed before the Court that the manner in which he was being involved/dragged in the case is depictive of a typical approach by the police and a false implication by them in nabbing the applicant.

It was contended by the counsel for the applicant that in fact, he was lifted from his residence in Hathras by four masked persons in civil dress. When his wife made a complaint to the Superintendent of Police, Hathras narrating the entire story for the alleged abduction of her husband by four-five masked persons, an inquiry was ordered. 

In the said inquiry, it came on record that in fact, the people who had come to the house of the applicant in civil clothes are officers of Noida… Continue Reading...

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