Islamabad: Leniency against accused of drug pushing
ISLAMABAD: Taking disadvantage of leniency of laws most of females accused of drug pushing in capital have fled after obtaining bails from the district court to deflect appearance before courts for next time, and above all majority was found again in this nefarious crime.
A thorough examination of record at district court of the current year revealed that district court issued arrest warrant of 198 women for not appearing before court after getting bails in the cases of narcotics and other drug related cases.
All cases are registered against them under section 9-A, 9-B and 9-C (Drug Act, using and selling Charas, Ganjha, Afeem and Heroin). Meanwhile in current year, 356 women have been booked for drug using and selling under Control of Narcotic Substances Act, 1997. Besides this in 2010 369 cases was registered against women according to drug act.
Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Kamran Bashrat Mufti Court issued 58, ASJ Wajahat Hussain issued 43, ASJ Yaar Muhammad Gondal issued 26, Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Kashif Qayyum has issued 29, Judicial Magistrate Naeem Shoukat has issued 18 and Civil Judge Rai Liyqat Kharal court issued 18 arrest warrants of drug pushers women for not appearing before court after getting bails in the cases of narcotics under section 9-A, B and C.
As per law, if any person involved in criminal activity and was granted bail before or after arrest from relevant court, the offender is bound to appear before court in every hearing of case against him until the disposed of the case. If the offender did not produce before court in first hearing then court issues summon to appear before court.
Even after that the alleged do not appear before court then court again issues summon to him/her and similarly if the person do not appear even after three summons then judicial officer is bound to issue non-bailable arrest warrant of accused.
According to court official, the punishment in drug using and selling was same for men and women but women who were involved in that matter were given advantage according to Women Protection Act 2006, in which the criminal women seek sympathy on humanities grounds and bail is granted.
After getting bail the drug pusher women avoid to appear before court because they are the member of established drug rackets and they are aware about the fact, how to tackle the law and relevant authorities.