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Three persons sentenced to 10-years rigorous imprisonment for smuggling ganja in Khammam district

K M Dayashankar

KHAMMAM, JUNE 24, 2024: Khammam First additional district judge K Uma Devi has sentenced three persons to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each in connection with a case where four kilograms of ganja was seized from Khammam town.

According to officials here on Monday, it is the first time in the district that the accused in a Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act case were tried and sentenced without bail. The Prohibition and Excise officials led by Inspector Raju and Enforcement Inspector Nageshwar Rao and SI V Ravi during inspection of vehicles have caught a vehicle transporting four kgs of ganja and arrested Padimala Shiva, Banoth Laxman and Sangepu Bhaskar and seized the contraband and a two-wheeler.

The case was investigated by Excise CI K Raju and Assistant Excise Superintendent L Venugopal filed the charge-sheet in the Khammam district first additional court. The judge after examining the witnessed sentenced the accused to undergo 10 years RI and pay a fine of Rs 50,000 each.

Additional Public Prosecutor A Shankar argued the case. Court constable T Mareshwara Rao, home guard Md Ayud cooperated. Excise Enforcement Director VB Kamalasan Reddy congratulated the Khammam excise department for ensuring punishment to the accused involved in the ganja transportation.


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