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Man given 6 months jail term for possessing heroin

Last Updated: Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 11:53

New Delhi: A man caught with around 15 grams of heroin this year has been sentenced to six months in jail by a Delhi court.

While convicting Central Delhi resident Satish under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, Additional Sessions Judge Narinder Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 500 on him.

"This court finds that the prosecution has established its case against the accused... He was found in possession of 15 gms of heroin.

"Having regard to the quantity recovered from the convict (Satish) and that he is a poor person and not a previous convict, I hereby sentence him to imprisonment for a period of six months and to pay fine of Rs 500," the judge said.

The Delhi police sleuths had arrested Satish in January this year at Nabi Karim area in Central Delhi after suspecting him of carrying some contraband drugs.

According to the police, 15 grams of heroin was recovered from him after a formal search was conducted.

Seeking leniency for the convict, Satish`s counsel told the court that his client is a poor person, having the responsibility to look after his aged mother and children.

He added that Satish had already served a jail term for about three months during investigation of the case.

The court, while handing down the punishment, set off half his sentence against the three-month jail term already served by him.


First Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 11:53
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