Non-production of entire contraband not ground for acquittal under NDPS Act if seizure is proved, Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan September 27 2019
uu lalit and vineet saran

The Supreme Court today held that production of the entire quantity of seized contraband before the Court is not mandatory for conviction under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act as long as the seizure itself is proved.

When contraband is seized and the seizure itself is proved and not disputed, then non-production of the entire quantity of contraband cannot be held to be a ground for acquittal, the Bench of Justices UU Lalit and Vineet Saran held. The Bench, therefore, set aside . . .

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