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Court rejects Fardeen's plea in cocaine case

Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan had filed a petition to amend the charge sheet filed against him in a cocaine seizure case.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 16:49 IST

A city court on Monday rejected the plea of Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan to amend the charge sheet filed against him in a cocaine seizure case.

The actor had moved the court claiming he was about to purchase one gram of cocaine from a drug-peddler when the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested him in May 2001.

According to the police charge sheet, nine grams of the contraband was seized from the actor when they had arrested him along with the peddler Nasir Abdul Karim Khan.

Fardeen's lawyer Aiyaz Khan had demanded that the prosecution may specify the amount of cocaine for which Fardeen will be tried, as the charge sheet is also silent on this aspect.

Nasir, in a statement, has backed Fardeen's claim by saying that he planned to sell only one gram of the contraband to the actor and remaining eight grams were meant for some other buyer.

The possession of one gram of cocaine attracts six months' jail term while possession of two grams or more of the narcotic specifies ten years rigorous imprisonment under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

First Published: Jun 05, 2006 16:49 IST