Drug racket: Day after court junks plea, three univ students get bail

  • | Thursday | 7th December, 2023

Noida: Three students of a private university, who were sent to judicial custody as the sessions court on Monday refused to extend their interim bail after they were arrested for allegedly supplying drugs to colleges, PG accommodations and hostels across the city, were released on bail on Tuesday.Sagar Bajaj (22), Aditya Kumar (21) and Apoorv Saxena (28) were among four Amity students — now suspended pending an internal enquiry — arrested last week.Shiv Kumar Kohli, the counsel for the students, said the three students were granted bail by the additional sessions court on Tuesday.They spent one day in judicial custody as their interim bail plea was rejected by the sessions court on Monday. We applied for their regular bail again and the judge noted that the quantity of drugs found on them was small, following which they were released, the counsel said.After their arrest on November 27, Sagar, Aditya and Apoorv were granted interim bail by the magistrate till December 1 on the ground that they had to appear for college exams. This was extended till December 4. Soon, after the varsity suspended them and set up an internal enquiry.On Monday, police said the court rejected the extension of their interim bail application after the students mobile chat history and screenshots were submitted as evidence to prove they were involved with the gang supplying drugs to other students across the district.The fourth student, Darshan Jain (21), was sent to judicial custody on November 29 and granted bail on December 1. Five other suspects, including the gangs kingpin, were also sent to Greater Noidas Luksar jail after their arrest. Cops had recovered marijuana, cocaine and MDMA worth Rs 30 lakh from the suspects.According to the police, Darshan and Aditya were found smoking weed in the open during a police patrol. On frisking them, the police recovered marijuana. They were taken to their room from where allegedly a high quantity of marijuana from Shillong and synthetic drug MDMA was recovered. The named the other accused during interrogation.All the accused are charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.We also published the following articles recentlyDelhi court extends judicial custody of NewsClick duo till December 22The Delhi court extended the judicial custody of NewsClick founder-editor Prabir Purkayastha and HR head Amit Chakraborty for 21 more days. They were arrested in October by Delhi Polices special cell for allegedly receiving foreign funds to spread Chinese propaganda. A money laundering case filed earlier by the ED is also pending against NewsClick.Illegal to grant bail for limited period after concluding accused entitled to it pending trial: Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court has declared that granting bail for a limited duration is illegal and violates the accuseds right to liberty. The court concluded that when an accused is entitled to be released on bail pending trial, the relief should be granted until the final disposal of the case. The court made this declaration while hearing a plea filed by a man facing prosecution under the NDPS Act. The man had challenged an order of the Orissa High Court that granted him interim bail for 45 days but disposed of the bail application.Hostages held by Hamas were drugged before freed: ReportHostages held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip were given tranquilizer pills, specifically clonazepam, to appear cheerful upon release. Dr. Hagar Mizrahi of the Israeli Ministry of Health reported the use of these drugs, which induced a calm and upbeat demeanor. Survivors of the hostage situation experienced severe psychological abuse, with children forced to watch brutal videos and facing constant threats. Currently, 137 hostages, including women and children, are still held by Hamas in Gaza, prompting Israels military to continue efforts for their release.

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