|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Feb 16: Principal Sessions Judge, Samba, M L Manhas today rejected the bail applications of three alleged drug peddlers.
18,400 capsules of spasmoproxy were alleged to have been recovered from Mudassar Ahmed Bhat, Ishfaq Ahmed Ganai and Shahbaz Mohi-ud-Din from Bari Brahmana area.
The judge, after hearing the public prosecutor, said courts 'cannot lose sight of the fact that the menace of crime of smuggling of contraband drugs is on increase, and therefore, the perpetrators of the crime who are destroying the society and younger generations rendering them incapacitated by falling prey to drug abuse, must be dealt with iron hands'.
"The crime alleged against the accused is against the society, and by their criminal activities, they are spoiling the young generation of the country. Such types of offences are to be dealt with severity and with heavy hands. Showing leniency in such matters would be really a case of misplaced sympathy. The criminal acts of the accused operating in a manner as the smugglers of contraband capsules is destructive and is aimed to destroy the social fiber of the country. Therefore, curtailment of their liberties is reasonable and rigor contained under section 37 is applicable," the court said.
"The act of the accused is not only shocking but outrageous in contours. The granting of bails to them would lead to the danger of course of justice being thwarted. There is no plea for grant of bail on health grounds, therefore, I hold that this is the fittest case where jail and not bail is the appropriate remedy," the court said.
With these observations, the court rejected bail application.