Court rejects Fardeen's plea in cocaine case
A special court rejected the plea of actor Fardeen Khan to amend the chargesheet filed against him in a cocaine seizure case.india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 15:02 IST
A special court on Monday rejected the plea of actor Fardeen Khan to amend the chargesheet filed against him in a cocaine seizure case.
The actor moved the court saying that he was negotiating purchase of one gram of cocaine from a drug peddler when the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested him in May 2001.
Possession of one gram of cocaine attracts six months' jail term while possession of two grams or more of the narcotic specifies ten years RI under provisions of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Police claimed that they had arrested the actor when he was purchasing cocaine from a peddler, Nasir Abdul Karim Khan. A total of nine grams of the narcotic was seized from them, according to chargesheet.
Fardeen's lawyer Aiyaz Khan pleaded that amending the chargesheet would help the actor's case because punishment varies according to the quantum of drug found on accused.