Punjab: 10-10 years imprisonment to the nominated couple in NDPS Act

In a recent development, the District and Sessions Judge Rajwinder Kaur has sentenced a couple under the NDPS Act to 10-10 years of imprisonment, along with a fine of Rs 1-1 lakh. The court has also stated that in case of non-payment of the fine, the sentence of both will increase by 1-1 years.
The incident dates back to July 8, 2018, when the Guru Harshai police arrested a bike-riding couple near the canal bridge near Nanari Khokhar village. The police recovered 1010 intoxicant pills from the accused Satnam Singh, while 10 grams of heroin were found in the possession of his wife Kailash Rani, who is a resident of village Chhanga Rai. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against both the accused at Guru Harsahai police station.
The court’s decision to sentence the couple under the NDPS Act is a stern warning to those who engage in the illegal trade of drugs. The NDPS Act is a crucial law that aims to curb the menace of drug abuse in the country. It is important to note that drug abuse not only affects the individual but also has a negative impact on society as a whole.