Court acquits man found with heroin
The special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court acquitted a Madan Gali (37) arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau for allegedly possessing contraband.mumbai Updated: Jan 01, 2010 01:05 IST
The special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court acquitted a Madan Gali (37) arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau for allegedly possessing contraband.
The court acquitted Madan Gali after defence pointed out anomalies in the NCB officer’s statements.
NCB had received a tip-off that Madan Gali was coming to Borivili national park from Rajasthan with 600 grams of heroin worth Rs 1.7 lakh on February 7, 2007.
The NCB sleuths laid a trap seized the contrabands from Gali and booked him under the NDPS act.
The special NDPS court was conducting the trial for the case on Thursday.
Gali’s advocate Dilip Mishra argued that according to NCB’s statement, an officer named Hate had seized and labelled the seized heroin at the spot where Gali was arrested.
However, the handwriting found on the labels of the seized drug belonged to another officer, Yogesh Mishra.
According to NCB’s statements Yogesh Mishra was not present during the arrest and he had recorded Gali’s statement later on.
In his statement as per Section 313 of the Criminal Procedure Code, Gali said that he had decided to come to Mumbai by bus.
He also said that he was not aware that the NCB officials knew about his trip.
Dilip Mishra further argued that the NCB officials had seized a ticket issued under the name Mukesh from Gali. However, the ticket was evidence was Gali had traveled by that bus. The court accepted defence’s argument and acquitted Gali.