Drug peddler gets 20 years in jail

By | October 24, 2018

SURAT : Additional sessions judge of Bharuch district court on Monday sentenced a man to 20 years in jail for smuggling 87 kg of ganja into Bharuch under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act.

Purshottam Jaina was nabbed by the Bharuch railway police with eight sacks of ganja weighing 87 kg along with a teenage boy during the surveillance drive of the police three years ago in (2015). A case was registered under the NDPS Act against Jaina and the teenage boy was sent in the juvenile custody.

The final hearing of the case was held at the Bharuch court by additional sessions judge JM Patel. Judge Patel sentenced Jaina to 20 years imprisonment under section 8C, 20 (B) and 29 of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act on Monday.

Public prosecutor, JR Desai stated that the accused was trying to smuggle huge quantity of ganja along with the adolescent boy. Read More

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