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HC upholds trial court judgement in drugs case



The High Court of Bombay at Goa has upheld the judgment and order of conviction passed by a trial court in a drugs case wherein a Nepal resident was sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for ten years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh and in default to undergo imprisonment for another one year.

The appellant Ishwar Buddha had challenged before the High Court the judgment of conviction dated December 6, 2014 passed by the special judge of NDPS Court, South Goa.

The High Court observed that the special judge in the impugned judgment has meticulously and properly appreciated all the facts, evidence and circumstances on record and after hearing on the point of sentence rightly passed the judgment and order of conviction.

The Anti-Narcotic Cell, Panaji Goa on April 11, 2011 received an information that a person having Nepali features will be coming to deliver narcotic drugs on the same day to his prospective customer near KTC bus stand, Margao. The police allegedly found charas, a narcotic drug with the accused and the substance was weighed and found to be about 1.115 kgs along with the auto press polythene packet.

It was the case of the prosecution that commercial quantity of charas weighing about 1.115 kgs comprising 54 pieces of dark brown colour sticky substance came to be recovered during the search of the shoulder bag of the appellant.

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