NDPS: HC grants bail to a man accused of possessing 21.3 KG Charas [Read Order]

The Allahabad High Court recently comprising of a bench of Justice Siddharth granted bail to an accused(Lal Babu), from whom allegedly 21.3 kilogram’s (42 packets) of charas was recovered. (Lal Babu v. – State Of U.P ) He had been imprisoned since February 23, 2021 charged under Sections 8 and 20 of the NDPS Act. … Read more

NDPS charges based on section 67 Statements of accused unsustainable: SC applies ‘Tofan Singh’ judgment [Read order]

The Supreme Court recently comprising of a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Bela M Trivedi  in a case under the NDPS Act set aside the charges framed against the accused after noting that the case was based on statements by other accused given to officers under Section 67, which are inadmissible in evidence. (Sanjeev … Read more

Nothing Objectionable: HC releases Bail Order in Ayan Khan Drug Case, says ‘no positive evidence for conspiracy’ [Read Order]

The Bombay High Court, in its reasoned order following the grant of bail in the high-profile Mumbai cruise drugs case October 28, said: “Merely because of Applicants were travelling on the cruise, that by itself cannot be termed as satisfying foundation for invoking provisions of Section 29 (conspiracy) against the Applicants – Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha.’’ The Court stated … Read more

Birth Certificate fetched from BMC Record: Nawab Malik answers Bombay HC in Defamation Suit

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Deputy Director general (northern region) Gyaneshwar Singh, who is leading a departmental vigilance probe into the extortion allegations against NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, and four other officers, said on Friday that the team has sought the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court’s permission to record the statement … Read more

Special Court denies Bail to Sushant Singh Rajput’s Flatmate Siddharth Pithani

On Saturday, a Special NDPS Court once again denied bail to Siddharth Pithani, the flatmate of Sushant Singh Rajput, in a drugs case linked to the Bollywood actor’s death in June 2020. Pithani was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on May 28 this year from Hyderabad and he is currently in judicial custody. He … Read more

Govt considering decriminalisation of NDPS Act provision for possession of small quantity of Drug for personal use

The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has recommended decriminalising possession of small quantities of drugs for personal consumption in its review of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act submitted to the Revenue Department. Currently, there is no provision for relief or exemption under the NDPS Act and it only gives addicts immunity from … Read more

Aryan Khan Drug Case: Consider reformation when accused is young, Lawyers cites HC Judgement

Reformation is to be considered when a drug-accused is young and lacking antecedents in any drug offences, the Bombay High Court recently observed while granting bail to a duo arrested in June following a police raid on a private bungalow in Igatpuri. It was this judgment that Aryan Khan’s lead counsel, Amit Desai, and Satish … Read more

Aryan Khan Drug Case: Bombay HC to hear bail plea on 26th Oct

The Bombay High Court will hear the bail plea of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan on Tuesday, October 26. As per the latest reports, Aryan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde requested in the court that the bail plea which was rejected by the special NDPS court on October 20, be heard on Friday (October … Read more

Aryan Khan challenges NDPS judge order against his bail plea in Bombay High Court

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 3 in connection with sale and consumption of banned drugs, on Wednesday moved the Bombay High Court, challenging the special NDPS court order, rejecting his bail application. While Aryan’s plea could not be mentioned before the … Read more