Srinagar: A trial court in Srinagar on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of two accused drug peddlers citing the reason that they have destroyed the social fabric of the society.
The bail was rejected on the ground that the investigation of the case is going on and the forensic report is still awaited in the case.
The accused namely Mohsin Ahmed Dar and Javaid Ahmed Khan both belonging to Srinagar city had committed the offences under section 8/12 of the NDPS act as the recovery of the drugs is in commercial quantity.
Additional Public ProsecutorBilquees Mushtaq Zargar argued before 3rd additional session’s court that the allegations against the accused are of grave nature. She said that the contraband seized from the possession of the accused is of commercial nature and as such they cannot claim bail as a matter of right.
The counsel further stated that the persons involved in this drug trade need to deal with iron hands for the larger interests of the society. “They cannot be let free as it concerns our children and youth who are already under the garb of deadly addiction. So this application needs to be rejected,” she added.
Meanwhile the counsel appearing for the accused submitted that the mere possession of the recovery doesn’t entitle the applicants to be guilty. The defence counsel submitted before court that the accused are innocents and have every right to be set free on bail.
After hearing the arguments from state and defence counsel, the court of 3rd Additional session’s Judge, Mehmood Ahmed Choudhary, rejected bail application and remarked that at this point the accused cannot be enlarged on the bail as it will hamper investigation progress.
The case dairy states that on 5 January, 2018, Mohsin Ahmed Dar of Chattabal under suspicious circumstances was carrying a bag. After seeing the police party at Kuman post, the accused tried to flee away from the spot but was tactfully apprehended by the police personnel’s. During search operation 35 bottles of cough syrup bottles were recovered from his possession. On questioning, he disclosed that these bottles were to be supplied to the younger generation of the area.
Accordingly an FIR 8/21 under NDPS act was registered against the accused at police stationBatmaloo. During interrogation he revealed the involvement of one more person namely Javaid Ahmed Khan of Bemina. On search operation from the house of Javaid Ahmed Khan around 130 bottles of cough syrup containing codeine phosphate were recovered. Apparently 165 bottles have been recovered from both the accused.
The investigation of the case is still going on and accordingly the updated investigation will be filed before this court.