Narcotic offences have deadly impact on society; accused's financial condition alone not mitigating factor while deciding sentence: Supreme Court

"Persons who are dealing in narcotic drugs are instruments in causing death or in inflicting death blow to number of innocent young victims who are vulnerable," the Court observed.
Narcotic offences have deadly impact on society; accused's financial condition alone not mitigating factor while deciding sentence: Supreme Court
Supreme Court, NDPS Act

Merely because the accused is a poor man or the sole bread winner of the family cannot be a mitigating circumstance in his/ her favour while awarding the punishment under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday (Gurdev Singh v. State of Punjab).

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