Pulwama court hold person guilty of possessing over quintal bhang leaves, 1.2 kgs Charas

Pulwama : A court in Pulwama has convicted a person from whose possession police had recovered a huge quantity of contraband including over a quintal of “Bhang leaves” and 1.2 kgs Charas at Kakapora area of the south Kashmir district in 2018.

“….the prosecution has been able to establish and prove its case against the accused beyond all shadow of doubt,”  Principal Sessions Judge Pulwama Naseer Ahmad Dar said, as per copy the judgment with GNS, adding, “I accordingly hold the accused namely Abdul Hamid Bhat guilty of the offence punishable u/s 20 of the NDPS Act.” The court is likely to announce the quantum of punishment on March 22.

According to the prosecution story, on 7 October 2018, the police station Kakapora received information from a reliable source that Bhat had concealed a huge quantity of contraband substances in his residential house at Lelhara Kakapora, for illicit trade. On this, police filed FIR No. 42 of 2018 under sections 8/20 of NDPS Act. Later a police party under the supervision of DySP HQ proceeded towards Bhat’s residential house and during the search  they recovered nine bags of apparently Bhang leaves  besides Charas powder like substance was found in one bag. The contraband substance was weighed in presence of DySP and was found 104.4 Kgs from nine bags while one bag was found containing 1.200 Kgs Charas. Bhat was subsequently arrested.

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