What the Supreme Court held on awarding punishment higher than minimum imprisonment under the NDPS ActMay 8 2019
The quantity of contraband found in possession of an accused is a relevant factor for awarding a punishment higher than the minimum prescribed sentence under Section 32B of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act), the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.
In the judgment rendered by the Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and KM Joseph, the Court said that the decision to impose a punishment higher than the minimum term of imprisonment is not constrained by the factors laid down . . .
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