Calcutta HC: No seriousness in finding drugs kingpins by police.



Noticing the threat of the narcotics business is rapidly spreading in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court has mentioned that it cannot properly unless the inquiry is diligent and is serious in taking relevant actions against the drug kingpins.


Striking the state police for not correctly investigating the cases following arrests of couriers of drugs to find out kingpins of the narcotics trade, a division bench was set up comprising the following Justices Sanjib Banerjee and Aniruddha Roy and they recognized that gaps are intentional left for the bigger fish to slip by.


The bench on Friday authorized a copy of the order within the existing case of bail software of an accused to be forwarded to the chief secretary of West Bengal and other to the state's director-general of police for the adequate measure to be taken. The division bench noted that it's surprising that some issues are submitted by the investigating company in such a manner that the court docket has no other choice than to grant bail.


“Within the current case, there isn’t an impartial material in opposition to the current petitioner, although it’s greater than doubtless that the current petitioner often is the kingpin of the racket,” the bench noticed, including that the courts can’t, nonetheless, go by impression and arduous info and materials are obligatory even to kinda prima facie opinion


Hiten Roy, alias Hiru, was arrested by Dinahata police in cooch Behan district in January and was charged with the following sections Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic substances ( NDPS ) Act and the Arms Act.


The court docket cited that so far as the current petitioner Hiten Roy is worried since there is no independent material against him other than the alleged statement of a person arrested upon being present in possession of medicine, the petitioner is entitled to bail.


The petitioner is directed to be launched on a bail upon furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000. The division bench directed that Hiten Roy is not going to depart the district of cooch Behar without prior permission of the trial court docket. Roy will attend each date fixed for trial and any unexpected absence will entitle the trial court to cancel the bail.



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