Mincing no words to say that drug trafficking is rising at an alarming rate in the region, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled out sympathy for drug traffickers.
`“Drug traffickers need to be dealt with sternly and there should be no sympathy for them,” said Justice HS Madaan.
The ruling came on a petition for regular bail on the grounds that the quantity of contraband recovered from a petitioner-accused was not commercial. Leaving it to the trial court to conclude whether the quantity recovered amounted to commercial, Justice Madaan asserted: “Even if it is taken that the recovery does not amount to commercial quantity, the petitioner obviously was involved in drug trafficking, which is a very serious matter and cannot be taken lightly.”
Justice Madaan said drug trafficking had ruined lives of young men and women. For meagre monetary gains, peddlers made youth use drugs.
“They have destroyed the social fabric of our society and led youth to the wrongful path,” said Justice Madaan.
The petitioner saught regular bail in a case registered for attempt to murder and other offences at Sector-39 police station in Chandigarh on July 24, 2017, under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, besides Sections 307, 34 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code.