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Man gets three years rigorous imprisonment for smuggling drug

Press Trust of India  |  Rajgarh (MP) 

A special here has awarded three years rigorous imprisonment to a person in a case of smuggling opium.

Special judge Gupta yesterday awarded the sentence to Mangilal Ahirwar in the case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, special public prosecutor P N Malakar said today.

Ahirwar was arrested on January 6, 2012 from Kalipeeth road area in the district following a tip-off that he was in possession of 1.5 kgs opium.

Later, a case was registered against him under relevant sections of the Act.

After the trial, Ahirwar was awarded three years imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 5,000.

In case he fails to deposit the fine, Ahirwar will have to undergo an additional sentence of one more year, the prosecutor added.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 14:13 IST