Anarchy would ensue if courts were guided merely by statements of other persons found with drugs: Calcutta HC

If cases were built only on the statements of others, nothing would stop an investigating agency from naming any person against whom the investigator may have an axe to grind, the Court observed.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court on Friday highlighted that courts have to be guided by hard facts and material to even form a prima facie opinion while granting bail to a man accused of being a drug kingpin (In the matter of: Hiten Roy @ Hiru).

The accused was arrested on the basis of statements made by others found possessing drugs. While passing the order, the Court also remonstrated the investigating agency for its tardiness in the conduct of the investigation.

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