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Supreme Court Transfers NDPS Case Against Brazilian Citizen Due To Communication Problem [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 3 Aug 2020 6:57pm

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The Supreme Court recently shifted an NDPS case against a Brazilian Citizen from Chennai Court to Delhi Court. 

Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed that the hearing against Jailson Manoel Da Silva has not made much headway in the Chennai Court for the last four years mainly due to the communication issue. 

The petitioner argued before the court that the trial in the Chennai Court is basically hauled for the last about four years mainly due to the face that he cannot express himself properly with his counsel due to his language issue and organizing his defense has mainly become impossible. He also expressed before the court that the Embassy of Brazil in Delhi is ready to provide aid to the accused if the trial of the case is shifted to a Delhi Court from the Chennai Court. 

Narcotics Control Bureau contended before the court that the accused is definitely qualified to an able legal representation, but the requisite is being given to the accused, in the Chennai Court as well. Taking his contention into consideration, Justice Roy allowed the Transfer Petition and observed: 

“I have considered the circumstances of the case and also the fact that the trial has not made much progress in the Chennai Court for the last four years primarily because of the communication problem. If the case is transferred to the court in Delhi, the Narcotics Control Bureau who are the Prosecutor in this case will have no difficulty, as their officers and lawyers are available in Delhi.”

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