Drug seizure: Himachal court cancels Israeli’s bail

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has cancelled the bail of an Israeli who has been booked for possessing narcotics.

Setting aside the bail granted to Moshe Molinas by the special judge of the fast track court in Kullu town May 30, Justice Kuldip Singh Thursday directed the police to take him into custody.
“The impugned order is wrong, illegal and suffers from material irregularity. The bail has been granted without waiting for the SFSL (state forensic science laboratory) report,” he observed.

During a raid, 20.8 gm of charas, 8.1 gm of opium, 11.5 gm of hashish oil, 3.7 MDM (A) and three tubes of LSD were recovered from Molinas.

The judge said the “observation in the order that contraband are not of commercial quantity is illegal, perverse and based on no material on record. The court was apprised of the SFSL report that LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) seized from the respondent was of commercial quantity”.

He added that the court failed to exercise the jurisdiction by not cancelling the bail granted to the accused.

“It has not been appreciated that foreign and Indian currency was recovered from the accused, which prima facie establishes that he was a commercial dealer and was engaged in distribution of drugs,” the judge observed.

“The accused is involved with other foreign and local people in the illicit trade, which required investigation,” Justice Kuldip Singh said.


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