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Court awards 6-month sentence to 55-year-old woman arrested with poppy husk

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Fatehgarh Sahib, December 08, 2013
First Published: 20:40 IST(8/12/2013) | Last Updated: 20:42 IST(8/12/2013)

A local court awarded six month sentence to a 55-year-old woman named Bimla, a resident of Basti Jodhwal, Ludhiana.
 
The court also imposed a fine of `3,000 and in default of payment of fine she would have to further go for imprisonment for one month.

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Bimla was arrested by police on April 21, 2011, during checking by a team of anti-narcotic cell of Fatehgarh Sahib police led by assistant ub inspector Malkeet Singh near bus stand and recovered 10-kg poppy husk from her.

A case under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the accused. The court convicted her on Saturday.

In a similar case, the local court awarded six-month sentence to Arun Kumar, originally a resident of Khujri village of Bihar.
 
The court also imposed a fine of `2,500 and in default of payment of fine he would have to further go for imprisonment for one month.

He was arrested by a team of police led by ASI Balbir Singh during checking near Aniya Road, Amloh. The police team recovered 1.5-kg ganja from him on March 12, 2011. A case under Sections 20, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the accused.

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