Siliguri, 07th January: After five years and death of one of the accused, the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court of Siliguri gave its verdict on a drug smuggling case involving two women. The two accused arrested in this case have been sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000.
According to Dilip Roy, the government side counsel of Siliguri NDPS court, on 17 July 2015, SSB personnel recovered 10 kilograms of charas from two women near the Indo-Nepal border Panitanki. The SSB then handed over the duo to the Kharibari police.
The case's hearing continued in Siliguri Court for five years. Both the women Basanti Magar and Savitri Bura Magar were under judicial custody during the entire trial. However, Basanti Magar died amid the hearing.
Meanwhile, statements of a total of 11 people were recorded against both women. After which the women were sentenced today with six years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 after found guilty.