Drug case: HC dismisses Kerala man’s petition
The Karnataka High Court has declined to intervene with a trial court docket’s order of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) taking cognisance of offences towards Kerala native Rijesh Ravindran, 37, in a drug racket case unfold over Karnataka and Kerala.
Justice H.B. Prabhakara Sastry dismissed the petition whereas observing that the order of taking cognisance of offence by the trial court docket can’t be discovered fault with.
On the rivalry made on behalf of the accused that the trial court docket couldn’t have taken cognisance of the offence because the NCB had not filed the report within the method prescribed within the regulation, the High Court discovered nothing fallacious within the process adopted by both the NCB or the trial court docket.
The court docket additionally declined to just accept the rivalry made on behalf of the petitioner-accused that the NCB had not filed the report earlier than the trial court docket inside 180 days.
The order identified that the grievance lodged by the NCB is nothing however the last report of investigation as per the process prescribed underneath the the Narcotic Substances and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
The NCB, throughout a raid at Rijesh’s condominium in Chokkanahalli throughout August 2020, had seized 40 g of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and 180 bolts of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
The NCB had raided his condominium based mostly on data given by one other accused, Mohammed Anoop, who was mentioned to have instructed the NCB that he had equipped 40 g of MDMA tablets to Rijesh.