Drugs-on-cruise: no evidence barring accused's own statement, court says in bail order
A special court here has said while granting bail to an accused in the drugs-on-cruise case that there was no apparent evidence that he was a peddler and had supplied drugs to co-accused Arbaaz Merchant.
In the detailed order which became available on Saturday, the court said it cannot accept the Narcotics Control Bureau's (NCB) contention that accused Shivraj Harijan was a drug peddler and had supplied drugs to Merchant.
''Therefore, the contention of the prosecution cannot be accepted that the applicant is a peddler and he supplied contraband to accused no. 2 (Merchant),'' it added.
Considering the material on record, it cannot be said that prima facie conspiracy charge was made out against the accused, the order said.
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