Bombay HC grants bail today to last of the 36 accused in 2020 NCB case | India News

MUMBAI: Bombay excessive court docket on Thursday granted bail to Anuj Keshwani arrested in 2020 by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) for possession of economic amount of medicine. He’s the final of the group of accused now to be given bail.
Keshwani is without doubt one of the co-accused together with Rhea Chakrabarty, woman buddy of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.He was allegedly present in possession of a industrial amount of LSD, a prohibited drug beneath theNarcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Justice M S Karnik granting bail stated, there are in all 36 accused within the case and 35 of them, besides Keshwani have been enlarged on bail. He was arrested on September 7,2020.
Primarily based on the assertion of co-accused Mohammad Kaizan Ebrahim, a raid was performed and from Keshwani’s premises industrial amount of charas was seized. It was 585 grams in addition to over 270 grams of inexperienced leafy, small leafy buds and inexperienced leafy granules presupposed to be Marijuana or ganja in addition to 3.6 grams of alleged THC together with 32 full blot papers and 10 items of blot paper in yellow, grey and lightweight blue color had been seized was the prosecution case argued by particular public prosecutor Aruna Pai for NCB. The blot papers had been weighed and located to be 0.62 grams.
There are 160 witnesses the prosecution proposes to look at stated the HC. The trial is prone to take a very long time to conclude, additionally famous the HC after listening to his lawyer Ayaz Khan.
Khan argued that bail be granted because the company didn’t adjust to provisions of the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act throughout the search and alleged seizure which was executed and not using a search warrant.
The HC stated it was not contemplating the bail plea arguments on deserves because it was following a bail order of the Supreme Court docket for a co-accused Jitendra Jain. The SC in it had stated, “Although it’s a case of economic amount and allegations levelled in opposition to the petitioner are critical in nature, however having regard to the truth that he’s in custody for two years and conclusion of trial will take time, we’re inclined to launch the petitioner on bail.”
Particular PP submitted that NCB is proposing and is within the strategy of difficult an order dated 04/10/2023 handed by the HC enlarging co-accused Mohammad Azam Jumman Shaikh on bail.
The HC stated it was certain to comply with the SC order of bail to the co-accused within the case citing time it could take for path to recover from and directed Keshwani’s launch on bail for ?1 lakh surety with a number of bail circumstances together with deposit of his passport and never leaving Mumbai with out trial court docket permission.

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