Youth tells court hashish was for personal use,secures bail

In an apparent bid to secure bail,a youth from Andheri who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau,told the court that the 600 grams of hashish found in his possession was for personal consumption.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 13, 2012 12:12 am

In an apparent bid to secure bail,a youth from Andheri who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau,told the court that the 600 grams of hashish found in his possession was for personal consumption.

This being non-commercial quantity (under one kg),Arijit Nag was let off on bail by the special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court on Friday.

According to the NCB,Nag’s arrest came after another accused,Rohit Rana,was arrested on April 13 from a hotel in Andheri after he was found in possession of 4.92 kg of hashish hidden in a bag.

Rana then told the agency about Nag who was arrested from his residence.

“The quantity found in his possession falls under the ‘more than small quantity but less than commercial quantity’ category. The prime accused,too,in his statement has said that Nag was handed over only a part of the entire consignment,” said his lawyer Ayyaz Khan.

Nag,however,will be tried for possessing 600 grams of hashish under the stringent NDPS Act. If found guilty he could be sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for up to 10 years.

The special court has at present granted him a bail against a bond of Rs 1 lakh.

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