Drug racket: 3 students sent to jail as court junks bail plea

  • | Tuesday | 5th December, 2023

Noida: Three Amity University students, now suspended, were put behind the bars as a local court on Monday refused to extend their interim bail after they were arrested for allegedly supplying drugs to colleges, PGs and hostels across the city. The three -- Sagar Bajaj (22), Aditya Kumar (21) and Apoorv Saxena(28) – were among four Amity students arrested last week.The fourth student Darshan Jain (21) was sent to judicial custody on November 27 and granted bail on December 1.Five other suspects, including the gangs kingpin, were also arrested. Cops had recovered marijuana, cocaine and MDMA worth Rs 30 lakh from the suspects.Sagar, Aditya and Apoorv were granted interim bail by the magistrate till December 1, and this was extended till December 4. The other accused are still in judicial custody. During the second hearing for extension of interim bail on Monday, their request was rejected by the sessions court and the three suspects were sent to judicial custody, an officer part of the investigation told TOI.The three students are currently lodged in Luksar jail, Greater Noida.TOI had previously reported that the students were granted interim bail on the ground that they had to appear for college exams. Soon after, the university suspended all four of them pending an inquiry. On Monday, the police officer said that the court rejected extension of their interim bail application as cops had provided adequate evidence that linked them to the alleged crime. The charges against them – under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act – were enough to put them in judicial custody, he said. Sources in police said they had evidence such as the students mobile chat history and screenshots to prove they were involved with the gang supplying drugs to other students across the district.We also published the following articles recentlyDelhi court extends judicial custody of NewsClick duo till December 22Delhi court extends judicial custody of NewsClick founder-editor Prabir Purkayastha and HR head Amit Chakraborty for 21 more days in a UAPA case for allegedly receiving foreign funds to spread Chinese propaganda. Special judge Hardeep Kaur extends their remand till December 22. They were arrested in October by Delhi Polices special cell following allegations made in a NYT article. A money laundering case filed earlier by the ED is also pending against NewsClick.3 of 4 students held for drug supply get bail to sit for examsA local court in Noida has granted interim bail to three of the four Amity University students who were arrested for supplying drugs to colleges and hostels. The students were granted bail on the grounds that they needed to appear for university exams. The police plan to challenge the bail and will provide the court with the students exam schedule. The court found that the drugs recovered from the accused were of small quantity and the students were willing to provide sureties.Excise scam: Delhi court extends AAP leader Sanjay Singhs judicial custody till Dec 11The Delhi court has extended the judicial custody of Sanjay Singh, an Aam Aadmi Party leader, until December 11 in connection with a money laundering case related to the alleged excise policy scam. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has been directed to provide Singhs lawyer with a copy of the supplementary charge sheet. The court has scheduled arguments for December 6 and granted permission for the removal of details regarding protected witnesses. Singh has consistently denied the allegations against him.

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