New Delhi, October 29
Sustaining that officers of the Central and state businesses appointed underneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act are law enforcement officials, the apex courtroom at present dominated that statements recorded by them weren’t admissible as proof throughout trial.
“The officers who’re invested with powers underneath Part 53 of the NDPS Act are ‘law enforcement officials’ throughout the that means of Part 25 of the Proof Act, on account of which any confessional assertion made to them can’t be taken under consideration with a view to convict an accused underneath the NDPS Act,” a three-judge Bench led by Justice RF Nariman mentioned in a 2:1 verdict. The bulk verdict was delivered by Justice Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha, whereas Justice Indira Banerjee delivered a dissenting judgment. — TNS