Procedure for recovery of Narcotics from inside the body of suspect should not be cruel: Calcutta HC

Murali Krishnan July 7 2018
NDPS

The Calcutta High Court has held that the procedure for intrusive search for recovery of Narcotics/ contraband from the body of the suspect should be in strict compliance with Section 103 of the Customs Act and should not fall foul of Article 21. It should be in consonance with dignity of the suspect and should not involve any cruel, degrading or inhuman treatment.

In the process, the Court turned down the case of the prosecution that Hashish was recovered from the excreta of the accused, on the ground that . . .

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