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NCB moves HC over framing of charges in Fardeen Khan case

July 04, 2008 22:54 IST

The Narcotics Control Bureau has moved the high court against lower court's decision of framing charges for possession of 1 gm of cocaine against actor Fardeen Khan [Images].
Fardeen was arrested by the NCB in 2001 while taking delivery of cocaine from Nasir Shaikh, a drug peddler.
While the NCB wants to frame charges against him for possession of 9 gms of cocaine -- seized from Nasir � the special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances court held that charges should be framed only for 1 gm, which Fardeen says he wanted to buy.
Under the NDPS Act, possession of 1 gm of cocaine attracts a six month jail term, or the option to undergo rehabilitation therapy. For 9 gm, the punishment is a term upto 10 years.
The NCB has challenged NDPS court's decision in the High Court.

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