The Punjab & Haryana High Court has acquitted a man convicted under the NDPS Act and sentenced to 10 years in 2013.
The Court identified flaws in the prosecution case, questioning the likelihood of the accused openly preparing contraband on a roadside. Discrepancies in witness testimonies and procedural lapses, such as a delayed sample submission to the Chemical Examiner, were noted.
The Court emphasised the incomplete link evidence and the investigating officer's failure to follow prescribed procedures. Ultimately, the court ruled that the prosecution failed to establish the case beyond reasonable doubt, leading to the appellant's acquittal.