In yet another embarrassment for UT police, additional district and sessions judge Shalini S Nagpal has acquitted a man hailing from Una in Himachal Pradesh, who was booked on allegations of possessing 700-gm 'charas'.
The police had arrested Vikas Kumar (31) in March 23, 2011, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after showing alleged recovery of 700 gm of 'charas' from him.
As per the police, Vikas, who was staying in Sector 3 here, was arrested after he escaped from a 'naka'. The police had alleged that Vikas, a graduate, used to purchase the contraband from Kullu in Himachal Pradesh and would sell it to youngsters in the city.
However, the arguments of the prosecution failed to hold ground after defence counsel Harish Bhardwaj relied on the chemical analysis of the seized substance, which showed that it did not have the same chemical composition as 'charas'.
Vikas had said he was falsely implicated by the police by planting 700-gm 'charas' on him following an argument with SI Rakesh Kumar in Sector 10 where he was having juice with friends.
The defence counsel even pointed towards contradiction in the statement of the SI and recovery witness, a constable.