Special NDPS court sentence two smugglers with ten years of jail

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Agartala, Updated: January 18, 2022, 07:49:27 AM   

 Special NDPS court sentence two smugglers with ten years of jail

 Agartala, January 18, 2022:  In landmark judgement, a special NDPS court has sentenced two persons with ten years of rigorous imprisonment along with fine of Rs. 1 lakh each for smuggling of dry cannabis.

Giving details of the judgement, public prosecutor (PP)  Biswajit Deb said that on Saturday (January 15), the West Tripura district special NDPS court has pronounce the judgement and sentenced two smugglers from Bihar state with ten years of imprisonment for smuggling of dry cannabis.

Deb said that on February 13, 2021 last, security forces had recovered 33 kilograms of dry cannabis from the entry gate of Badharghat railway station and arrested two smugglers identified as Mithu Kumar (25) and Amar Kumar Singh (27) of Baghalpur district of Bihar.

Both accused on that had tried to smuggle the dry cannabis through Deogarh express and police, based on intelligence inputs had managed to arrest both smugglers with their consignment of dry cannabis.

Later, the investigating officer (IO) Inspector Mantu Ranjan Das has submitted the charge-sheet of the case number-Special NDPS/30/2021 before the special court under  Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS act) of 20(b) (II) (C) and 29 sections.

During the hearing of the case, the special court has also recorded the witness statements of eight persons and the special court judge Angshuman Debbarma convicted them for 10 years of imprisonment and fine of Rs. 1 lakh else jail term for six more months.

Advocate Deb said that it’s a landmark judgement of the special NDPS court with a clear message to all persons involved with the smuggling network.