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Bhola drug racket: Chahal’s bail plea rejected

punjab Updated: Oct 01, 2016 11:03 IST
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A Punjab and Haryana high court bench on Friday dismissed the bail plea of industrialist Paramjit Singh Chahal, an accused in the Jagdish Bhola drug racket case, for the second time in the past six months.

Paramjit and his brother Jagjit Singh, who owned pharmaceutical companies in Baddi, were booked in May 2013 under the NDPS Act and other provisions of the law at the Banur police station in Patiala, for their alleged complicity in the racket.

Rejecting the plea, the bench of justice Surya Kant and justice Sudip Ahluwalia said the court was unable to hold that there was any material change in the circumstances after the rejection of the petitioner’s first bail plea in March warranting his release.

The brothers are accused of misappropriating two controlled substances, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, supplied to them at concessional rates, for illicit manufacturing and illegal trade of narcotics and synthetic drugs.