Man gets 10 years’ jail for possessing 1.5 kg heroin
A Delhi court has sentenced a man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for possessing 1.5 kg of banned heroin. The court said Om Prakash, a resident of Uttam Nagar in West Delhi, has failed to prove his innocence and it has been established that contraband was recovered from him. The court held the 36-year-old guilty under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and also slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on him.
“Keeping in view the proved quantity of recovered contraband, which is commercial quantity, and the young age of the convict, he is sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and fine in sum of Rs 1 lakh is also imposed,” special NDPS judge Rakesh Kumar-I said.
“The accused pleaded innocence and false implication and given suggestion to prosecution witnesses, however, no plausible motive has been attributed for false implication. The defence witnesses failed to prove the false implication of accused... The accused has failed to prove any defence to show his innocence. The recovery of the contraband is clearly established from the accused,” the court said.