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Mumbai LSD case : Chemical analysis negative for more than half samples, ANC seeks retesting

Mumbai city news: The ANC had, on April 28, arrested five college students from Mumbai with LSD worth Rs70 lakh.

mumbai Updated: Jun 10, 2017 00:23 IST
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The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) has moved the special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court for retesting of the dots of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) seized from the students in April this year, after more than half of the dots tested negative for the drug.

The ANC had, on April 28, arrested five college students from Mumbai with LSD worth Rs70 lakh. According to the police, a total of 1400 dots of LSD were found on them. Each dot costs Rs 5,000, police had claimed.

The dots were sent for chemical analysis, the result of which was received by the agency last month. According to the report, out of total 1400 dots, only 660 tested positive for LSD. The report revealed that the total quantity of LSD in all the dots measured to be of 0.5167 grams.

With the result in hand, the ANC on Wednesday moved a plea for retesting of the dots recovered from the students with a Hydrabad forensic lab. The court is now likely to hear the plea for retesting on Friday.

Meanwhile, the agency has failed to file the chargesheet against the five arrested youth within the stipulated period of 60 days. Hence, the accused have now moved bail pleas before the special court for NDPS (the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) act. The bail plea will also be heard on Friday.