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Baramulla man gets 12 years jail for smuggling drugs in 2013

Last Updated on November 25, 2021 at 8:57 pm

Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur  Y.P Bourney today awarded  12 year rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs 2 lakh to one  Majid Khan son of  Mohammad Hussian  Khan  of  Kandi Barha  Tehsil  Uri  District Baramulla, who was apprehended with 10.860 Kilogram  Heroin on March 25 , 2013 during a routine checking  by Police at Karal Nallah near Kud  on Jammu Srinagar Highway .

After hearing Public Prosecutor Koushal Kotwal and  Himanshu Parkash  appearing for the State and Advocate N.A Ronga  and Naveen Gaur  for the accused, Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur observed that prosecution  has succeeded in proving the charge against the accused  that he was carrying Psychotropic Substance ‘Herion’ in a handbag and was caught red handed during course of routine checking .

As regards punishment, the Court said that the convict is a 30 years old young man and is the first offender. He has old parents and an ailing elder  brother at home. Accused has been in judicial custody since the day  he was arrested. On the other hand he has proved to be a hard net to crack and he has not disclosed till date the details as to the source, deal and ultimate destination of the substance he was carrying for.

So taking  into account  the aggravating and mitigating circumstances, the convict is sentenced to undergo Rigorous imprisonment of 12 years and Rs 2 lacs fine in 08/22 NDPS case. The fine amount shall be realized  from the state share of the state of the convict by issuing appropriate warrant and in case of non recovery thereof in part of full convict  shall further undergo Rigorous Imprisonment of one year