[NDPS Act] Non-compliance with formalities by police not ground for bail: Karnataka High Court

Non-compliance of mandatory provisions can be considered at the time of trial and not bail, the Court said, while observing that they have to look into the interest of the society at large.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court recently held that a person accused under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act) cannot be granted bail on the ground of technicality, and non-compliance with formalities by police cannot be considered during the bail stage [Joswin Lobo v. State of Karnataka].

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