FARUK AHMED LASKAR Vs. STATE OF MANIPUR
LAWS(MANIP)-2019-9-13
HIGH COURT OF MANIPUR
Decided on September 23,2019

Faruk Ahmed Laskar Appellant
VERSUS
STATE OF MANIPUR Respondents

JUDGEMENT

MV MURALIDARAN,J. - (1.) The petitioner/accused is a resident of Berenga part III, P.S. Silchar, sub-Division Silchar, District Cachar, Assam was arrested along with two others in Connection with the NCB crime No.06/2018 U/s 8(c), 17(c), 21(c), 22(c), 29 &35 of the ND and PS Act, 1985 as amended on 05.04.2018 and has been under Judicial custody for the last 9/10 months i.e. 300 days in jail.
(2.) The petitioner/accused is the owner and driver of the vehicle used by the other co-accused on hire whereby the petitioner/accused along with two other co-accused on 05.04.2018 were travelling in N.H. 53 to Silchar from Imphal in connection with a business trips wherein a group of persons which is latter identified as a member of Narcotics Controls Bureau, Imphal stops us near Khumbong area and start frisking and checking the vehicles. Psychotropic and controlled drugs was found from the vehicles used by the accused persons thereby detained and filed as case against the accused person being crime No.06/2018 u/s 8(c), 17(c) ,21(c), 22(c), 29 & 35 of the ND & PS Act, 1985 as amended.
(3.) The statutory mandatory period of detention of 180 days as per section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 as amended is violated since the petitioner/accused had been in custody for 300 days till date. Therefore, this bail application is filed to enlarge the petitioner/accused on bail in connection with the NCB crime No.06/2018 u/s 8(c), 17(c), 21(c), 22(c), 29 & 35 of the ND & PS Act, 1985 as amended. Objections raised by the respondents No.2.;


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