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Ludhiana court awards 10-year imprisonment to drug peddler

The court also imposed a fine of Rs One lakh on the convicted man for smuggling intoxicant powder

The Hush Post: A local court in Ludhiana has awarded 10-year rigorous imprisonment to a man after holding him guilty in a case under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Ludhiana’s Additional Sessions Judge Balwinder Kumar convicted one Beant Singh, a resident of Bhairo Munna village and sentenced him for years and imposed a fine of Rs One lakh on him for smuggling intoxicant powder.

According to the prosecution, on February 26, 2015, the Shimlapuri police had registered a first information report (FIR) under section 22 of the NDPS Act against the accused. According to the FIR, a police party was on a routine checking near Dana Mandi when they spotted the accused coming from Arora Palace cinema side on foot holding a polythene bag in his hand.

On seeing the police party, the accused tried to escape, but he was stopped by the police and during the checking, 900 grams of intoxicant powder was recovered from the polythene bag he was carrying.

During the trial in court, the defence counsel claimed that the accused had been falsely implicated in the case. After going through the detailed proceedings of witnesses, evidence and arguments, the court found him guilty and convicted accordingly.

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