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Court awards 10-year jail term for illegally transporting ganja

Court awards 10-year jail term for illegally transporting ganja

Phulbani: Additional District And Sessions Judge Court, Baliguda here on Tuesday sentenced a convict to 10- year of imprisonment for possessing and illegally transporting about 60 kg ganja. The court also imposed Rs 1 lakh fine.

The accused was identified as Chitrasen Malik of Sindhri village under Baliguda tehsil in the district.

According to sources, Berhampur excise sleuths had arrested Malik while he was illegally transporting the contraband on October 19, 2016.

Judge Arabinda Patnaik after finding him guilty has awarded him 10- year imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh, failing to which he has to undergo 1 year additional jail term.

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