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Bengaluru: HC denies bail plea of drug trade accused

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court declined to grant bail to Rajesh, who is one of the accused and is suspect of selling drugs like hashish oil, and LSD strips to known customers, college students and IT-BT workers.

The accused, A. Rajesh, a warehouse In-Charge at Domino’s Pizza, had his bail plea denied by Justice K. Natarajan.

“The investigation is still ongoing. Accused no. 4 is still absconding. In light of this, I believe that the petitioner is not entitled to be released while the investigation is still ongoing,” the judge said.

The sessions court declined to grant bail in a case filed by the Kumaraswamy Layout Police Station for offences punishable under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, thus the accused went to the High Court.

In May 2022, the police raided the house of an accused person living in Kumaraswamy Layout and arrested Rajesh, a resident of Azad Nagar, along with other accused persons. They also seized 5kg of ganja, 260gm of hashish oil, and 20 LSD strips.

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