Surender @ Kala Vs. State of Haryana
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 - Section 18
NDPS - Conviction Upheld - Search and Seizure - Recovery - One kilogram opium - Complainant investigation officer - Plea that the investigation in the matter was conducted by PW6 SI who himself was the complainant hence investigation improper - Search of the appellant was conducted in the presence of and under the instructions of PW4 a Gazetted officer - Extracts of depositions of other prosecution witnesses show that it was not PW6 S.I. alone who was involved in the investigation - Principle laid down in Megha Singh and followed in State vs. Rajangam does not get attracted - This was not even a ground projected in support of the case of the appellant and does not find any reference in the judgment under appeal - Submission on behalf of appellant liable to be rejected - Appeal liable to be dismissed.
Topic(s)-NDPS - Conviction Upheld