Adris Khan @ Hanumangarh. In the midst of increasing smuggling of narcotics in the state, the graph of police action to curb it is also increasing continuously. Due to this the government system of sample testing of narcotics has started gasping. In the cases of NDPS Act, the number of samples being sent for investigation has doubled in the state in the last four years.
Published: June 28, 2022 10:06:18 am
The laboratory’s flag is red-green, so how can it be ‘punishment-acquitted’ soon?
Due to the increasing cases of NDPS Act in the state, increased workload on the laboratory for NDPS sample testing
NDPS Act cases doubled in the state within four years, the number of samples also doubled
At present, there are only two laboratories in the state from where the police are getting samples tested.
Comparative delay in investigation report, delay in starting trial of the case
Adris Khan @ Hanumangarh. In the midst of increasing smuggling of narcotics in the state, the graph of police action to curb it is also increasing continuously. Due to this the government system of sample testing of narcotics has started gasping. In the cases of NDPS Act, the number of samples being sent for investigation has doubled in the state in the last four years. Whereas only two laboratories are operating in the state for sample testing of narcotics.
Due to the increasing workload on the laboratory, barring special cases, it is taking more than several weeks for the investigation report to come. Due to this, there is a delay in starting the trial of the case. Because the matter proceeds only on the basis of the test report of the sample from the laboratory. Generally, in the absence of the investigation report, the trial of the case cannot be started. The solution to this problem is possible due to the arrangement of sample testing in the laboratory at the divisional level.
How did the work increase in the lab
According to the information, there are forensic labs in Jaipur and Jodhpur in the state. In all the NDPS Act cases in the state, the samples of narcotics are tested at these two laboratories only. In the year 2018, 1878 cases of NDPS Act were registered across the state. Whereas last year this number increased to close to three thousand, which this year may reach close to four thousand. Obviously, if the cases were doubled, the samples were also doubled. With this, the work of sample testing on the laboratory also doubled. Due to this, there is a delay of several weeks in reaching the investigation report in the districts.
report after trial
According to law experts, in the cases of NDPS Act, the trial can start only after the investigation report of the seized narcotics from the laboratory is received. In a case, if the accused gives an application to start the trial even before the investigation report, then the matter is different.
possibility of delay
In the cases of NDPS Act, the police get the samples tested at only two labs, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Due to increasing number of cases, there is delay in coming of FSL report. The charge is imposed on the accused only after the investigation report. Due to this there is a possibility of delay in the cases. Dinesh Dadhich, Special Public Prosecutor, NDPS Case Court, Hanumangarh.
Fact File: Cases in the State
Year NDPS Case
2022 1398 (till March)
Fact file of the case in the district
Year NDPS Cases
2022 192 (so far)
If the flag of the laboratory is red-green, then how can it be ‘punishment-acquitted’ soon?