Man exonerated in drugs case in Karachi
KARACHI, May 2: A special CNS (control of narcotic substances) court on Monday exonerated a suspect from charges of keeping five kilograms of hashish.
Jaseemuddin was booked under the Control of Narcotic Substances Act by the Brigade police station in 2005 and has since been behind bars.
The Special CNS Court-II Judge, Sanaullah Khan Ghoury, pronounced the order after recording evidence of witnesses and hearing final arguments from both sides.
In his verdict, the judge observed that there were material contradictions in the statements of the prosecution witnesses, adding that the conflicting versions of police about the weight of recovery also spoiled the case of the prosecution.
The police claimed that they had recovered five kilograms of hashish out of which 20 grams were sent for a chemical examination, but the weight of the case property (hashish) was still over five kilograms when it was produced in court, the verdict concluded.
According to the prosecution, the police arrested the accused due to his suspicious appearance within the remit of the Brigade police station on Aug 12, 2005 and on a lead given by him five kilograms of hashish was found near Numaish Chowrangi.
A case was registered against the accused under Section 6/9-C of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act, 1997 at the Brigade police station.
The court directed the jail authorities to release the accused if he was not wanted in any other case.