NDPS Act: Can informant and investigating officer be the same? Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court answers

The Court held that there is no automatic apprehension of bias when the informant and the investigation officer (IO) is the same, and such cases will have to be decided on a case-to-case basis.
NDPS Act: Can informant and investigating officer be the same? Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court answers
Constitution Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, MR Shah, and Ravindra Bhat

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court held today that a person accused for an offence under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act) is not entitled to acquittal on the ground that the informant and the investigating officer are the same [Mukesh Singh v. State (Narcotic Branch of Delhi)].

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