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NCB goes to the Bombay High Court to cancel the Bail granted to Nawab Malik’s son-in-law Sameer Khan

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Ambika Bhardwaj

Published on : January 01, 2021 at 15:16 IST

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has pleaded in the Bombay High Court to abandon the Bail given to Sameer Khan, the son-in-law of state cabinet minister Nawab Malik, by a special Court.

Khan was released on Bail by a special Court last September, approximately nine months after he had been allegedly involved with a drug case.

Rahila Furniturewala and Karan Sejnani, co-accused, were also released on Bail by the special Court.

The NCB imprisoned Khan on January 9, 2017, following the arrest of Sejnani, from which the central agency asserted a commercial amount of contraband was retrieved.Khan had also tried to seek Bail in February, but it was denied by the special Court because the investigation was ongoing.

The NCB then lodged a chargesheet in July, and after Khan and others decided to apply for Bail again.

According to the NCB, the accused conspired to obtain, sell, buy, and transfer 194.6 kg of ganja and six CBD sprays. According to chemical analysis reports attached to the chargesheet, eight of the eighteen specimens sent out for forensic analysis were negative.

According to the NCB, the reports reported the existence of more than 85 kg of cannabis, which really is a commercial amount.According to the NCB, there is proof such as money transfers and call relevant data.

Sejnani, Khan, and Furniturewala were granted bail after posting personal bonds of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 50,000, and Rs 40,000, respectively. The detailed order has yet to be released. NCB, represented by advocate Shreeram Shirsat, lodged a petition in the High Court on Friday, asserting that the special Court ruling was erroneous and should be nullified and set aside.

In due course, the High Court will hear the central agency’s petition.

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