By Vivek Gupta

Chandigarh, July 1, 2021: Denying bail to an accused in a drug trafficking case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that drug trafficking is rising at an alarming rate in the region, thereby ruining the lives of young men and women. 

A bench of Justice HS Madaan also remarked that for a small monetary consideration, drug dealers make youths use drugs for excitement for a small period of time and destroy the social fabric of society.

The petition seeking regular bail was filed by Jasbir Singh, accused under Sections 22(C) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, as per an FIR registered last year at Patti City police station in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district.

Upon his arrest, the accused was found to be in possession of contraband in the form of 2300 intoxicant tablets without any permit or licence or medical prescription coming within the category of commercial quantity. He was arrested and the contraband seized.

“In the present case, I do not see any reason to record satisfaction that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the petitioner is not guilty of such offence and that he is not likely to commit any offence while on bail,” stated the court order.

The judge further recorded that drug peddlers have successfully destroyed the social fabric of society and led the youth to a wrong path.

“Such type of person needs to be dealt with firmly and no sympathy can be shown to them lest that should prove to be counterproductive and result in increased drug trafficking,” the order stated.

The petitioner had earlier approached the Special Court, Tarn Taran by filing an application for regular bail, which was declined by the said Court on January 15 this year.

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