The Bombay excessive court docket final week granted anticipatory bail to a Baramati resident from whose home the native police recovered 3.225 kg ganja.
Justice Bharati Dangre granted pre-arrest bail to Deepak Sakat on October 7—the day on which one other choose of the excessive court docket refused common bail to Showik (23), the brother of actor Rhea Chakraborty, and Abdel Basit Parhar, a final-year pupil of structure. Both of them have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau for allegedly dealing small portions of ganja, largely for the consumption of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Justice Dangre granted pre-arrest bail to Sakat totally on the grounds that seized the contraband materials was not of business amount.
“Though it cannot be disputed that the offence is serious, it is to be noted that the quantity seized is not commercial,” mentioned justice Dangre whereas granting pre-arrest bail to Sakat. “The custodial interrogation, in my considered opinion, is not warranted in view of the fact that the contraband is now seized and nothing remains to be recovered from the present applicant.”
The choose mentioned Sakat was entitled to safety from arrest, additionally as a result of he had no prison antecedents.
Baramati metropolis police had raided Sakat’s home in July 2020, following a tip. Sakat and his brother had fled the spot after noticing a police get together approaching their home. His mom didn’t cooperate with the raiding police workforce, however the search resulted within the seizure of a container, through which there was 3.225kg ganja or hashish, value Rs 75,100 within the home market.
The police then booked Sakat, his brother and mom underneath sections 8(A), 20(b)(ii)(B) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
Sakat had moved the excessive court docket after his anticipatory bail software was rejected by the periods choose at Baramati. He had claimed that he was unaware that his mom was consuming medicine and she or he had the contraband for industrial functions.
He, nonetheless, contended that, in any case, the alleged restoration of the contraband was not of business amount. Besides, the investigation was full and due to this fact his custodial interrogation was not needed.
The excessive court docket accepted his contentions and granted him bail.