Mumbai. Actor Riya Chakraborty has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) investigating the drugs angle in the actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case . After the arrest, Riya Chakraborty was produced in court through video conferencing. After which the court sent him to 14 days judicial custody.
Meanwhile, a report has come out in which it is claimed that most of the arrests in drug related cases have been made by just and only small peddlers and drug users. While no major businessman or supplier was caught. This report has been released by an independent organization called the Law Center for Legal Policy. In which the data for the last 10 years has been analyzed.
The English newspaper The Times of India has published this report. In which it is claimed that a fast case was filed against the small peddlers and most of the slums or people living on the side of the road. Not only this, he was found guilty in almost 100 percent of the cases. Which makes it appear that the anti-drugs law is being used strictly in Maharashtra. Maharashtra has the highest number of cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the country.
The report analyzed NDPS cases disposed of by magistrate courts in Mumbai till 1 October 2019. Which showed that under the NDPS Act, arrests and convictions in 90 percent of the cases. Data shows that between 2017 and 2018, 97 percent of cases were related to personal use. When these matters were considered, it was found that police always arrest people from lower strata of society.
When the business of these lower-class people was looked into, it was found that they included daily wage laborers, car sweepers, cooks, porter, garbage pickers, auto drivers and delivery buys. According to the report, of the 10,669 cases analyzed, all those involved have confessed to their crime.
The report published in the English newspaper gives one thing that in most cases in Maharashtra, the drugs seized are very expensive but only and only the use of cannabis is shown in the arrests. The report also highlighted the lack of legislation.
The report further said that the courts have the right to send drug addicts to de-addiction centers, but it was revealed that undeniably every accused has been sentenced to jail or fine.