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The Supreme Court has granted interim bail to a man accused in a case brought under the anti-narcotics law, noting that he is on ventilator support.
A bench of Justices Krishna Murari and Sanjay Karol issued a notice to the Gujarat government on the plea filed by the accused.
“Notice of matter returnable in four weeks. Considering the medical condition of the petitioner as he is on ventilator and there is no proper medical facility for his treatment in the prison hospital, we are inclined to release the petitioner on interim bail,” he said. said bench.
The Supreme Court said that the accused is directed to be released on interim bail on such terms and conditions as the trial court deems fit and proper.
Advocate Namit Saxena, appearing for the accused, said that the accused is facing charges under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act for possession of 10 kg ganja.
He told the court that his client’s medical condition had worsened and he was currently on ventilator support.
The top court was hearing a plea filed by Salim Majothi challenging an order by the Gujarat High Court which had rejected his bail plea.
The plea claimed that the high court, without investigating the facts and circumstances of the case and without appreciating that nothing could be found against the petitioner to show his involvement in the alleged crime for which he has been imprisoned, rejected his petition.
“The petitioner has been imprisoned for the offenses under Section 8(c), 20(b) and 29 of the 1985 Act.
“The courts below failed to consider a host of reasons, including the ill health of the petitioner and the bail granted to the co-accused, while passing the impugned order. The petition is on ventilator,” submitted the where