Karachi: Court acquits adolescent boy from narcotics case
KARACHI: According to the Dawn News on Thursday, a sessions court on Wednesday acquitted a teenaged boy accused in a narcotic substance case for lack of evidence.
The police arrested 16-year-old Mohammad Younus within the remit of the Defence police station in August and claimed to have seized hashish from him.
Judge Abdul Razzaq exonerated the boy after hearing both sides.
The accused in his statement deposed that the police held him and his friend Abdul Samad for violating the ban on pillion-riding and demanded money for their release, adding that the police released Samad after taking a bribe and farmed him in a false case.
Investigation officer Riaz Sulemani failed to produce the alleged recovery in court and also admitted that he did not send a sample of the hashish allegedly recovered from the accused to the chemical examiner.
The police had booked the accused in a case (FIR 452/10) under Section 6/9-B of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act, 1997 at the Defence police station.