Woman held guilty for possessing 270 gm heroine

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New Delhi: A 27-year-old woman, accused of possessing 270 grams heroin, has been convicted by a Delhi court which said non-joining of public witnesses does not become a ground for acquittal.

Special NDPS judge Anuradha Shukla Bharadwaj held Shabbo, a resident of east Delhi, guilty under provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The court, while convicting Shabbo, noted that though there were no public witnesses, the prosecution had succeeded in proving the charges against her.

“Non-joining of public witnesses does not become a ground for acquittal of the accused since the case of the prosecution is otherwise proved on all material aspects,” it said.

The court, which is likely to hear arguments on quantum of sentence on January 12, also said that prosecution proved its case with corroborative evidence on all the parts of investigation.

It also noted that the woman could not prove that she was falsely implicated by police.

According to the prosecution, on January 29, 2012, a raiding team of Narcotics Cell apprehended Shabbo near Geeta Colony here after receiving a tip-off from an informer.

On being searched, Shabbo was found with 270 grams of heroine which she had hidden inside her clothes, it said.

During the proceedings, the woman denied the allegations and claimed that she was falsely implicated by police.

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