Accused in NDPS case released on bail with bond of Rs 50,000: Karnataka High Court  

Gagan Kumar W V vs State Of Karnataka

2 May, 2023

Bench: Hon’ble G Basavaraja



The case involves two separate criminal petitions, 3227 and 3584 of 2023, both filed under Section 439 of the Criminal Procedure Code, seeking release on bail for offenses under Section 20(b)(ii)(B) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. The petitions were filed by Gagan Kumar W.V. and Niroop S., and Karan Kumar A.G. respectively, and the State of Karnataka is the respondent in both petitions. The petitions are pending before the Principal Civil Judge and JMFC Court in Madikeri, Kodagu District, and the Principal Sessions Judge and JMFC Kodagu at Madikeri. The court heard both the advocates for the petitioners and the respondent and issued a common order, the details of which are not mentioned in the query.


The criminal petitions (CRL.P No. 3227 of 2023 A/w CRL.P.No.3584 of 2023) have been allowed, and the petitioners/accused Nos.1 to 3 have been directed to be released on bail by furnishing a bond of Rs.50,000/- with one surety each. The trial court must be satisfied with the surety. Additionally, the petitioners/accused Nos.1 to 3 are ordered not to tamper with or threaten the prosecution witnesses in any way, and they must cooperate with the IO for investigation.

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