Rigors of Section 37 of NDPS Act cannot be invoked to obstruct bail in perpetuity: Himachal Pradesh High Court

"The Constitutional guarantee of expeditious trial cannot be diluted by applying the rigors of Section 37 of ND&PS Act in perpetuity," the Court said.

The Himachal Pradesh High Court recently emphasised the stringent provisions concerning bail under Section 37 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 cannot be invoked in perpetuity to dilute the right of the accused to an expeditious trial [Deep Raj @ Neetu v. State of Himachal Pradesh].

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