Supreme Court acquits man accused in drug case 22 years after he was booked

The Court criticised the trial court for not properly examining the accused under Section 313, CrPC, and proceeded to order his acquittal on that ground.
Supreme Court, NDPS Act
Supreme Court, NDPS Act

The Supreme Court on Friday acquitted a man accused of possessing narcotic substances, 22 years after he was booked in the case on allegations that poppy straws (a narcotic substance) were seized from him [Nababuddin vs State of Haryana].

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