While fixing January 4, 2024, for further consideration of the matter, Justice Narasingh sought a response in the form of an affidavit from the secretary, the Home Department on the proposed circular.
Special Task Force officers arrested two drug peddlers and detained the juvenile while seizing 1.26 kg of brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore from them near the Khurda bus stand on August 12, 2021.
Delhi Police this month has busted a major drug cartel comprising a NashaMukti Kendra, a medical store and eight suppliers and their aides, who would provide illicit drugs to hapless addicts.
The accused had reportedly fixed a fake registration with having Odisha number on a vehicle to hoodwink the police.
Madras HC made the observation after hearing pleas of undertrials who claimed there is slow or no progress in trial due to vacant posts of magistrates in certain special courts for NDPS Act cases.
The Congress state unit chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring and Leader of Opposition Partap Singh Bajwa strongly condemned the arrest of Khaira.
The arrest by the Telangana State Anti-Narcotic Bureau (TS NAB) and Gudimalkapur police has exposed the names of several prominent individuals.
According to data from the Excise Department, in August alone, 129 Abkari cases were registered in the district, and 124 individuals were arrested.
Sources said the joint operation was aimed at busting a Nigerian racket operating in Maharashtra. It led the teams, including SI Rajendra, to Maharashtra, where they carried out raids a few days ago.
On August 5, locals set Phiringia police station on fire accusing the cops of being hand-in-glove with ganja peddlers.
The accused have been booked under different sections of the IPC besides Drugs and Cosmetics Act and NDPS Act.
During raids at Kottayam, Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram, ganja was seized and three NDPS cases were registered in Kottayam, two in Ernakulam and one in Thiruvananthapuram.
The raids were held in the aftermath of the shocking rape-murder of a five-year-old child by a Bihar native at Aluva last week.
Continuing the operation against drug peddling, city police registered 378 NDPS cases in July and seized drugs worth Rs 18 crore.
As per records, more than 90% of ganja crop wiped out in the agency areas after launch of Operation Parivarthana
In a separate raid conducted by the Shamshabad police and Rajendranagar SOT, Pradip Fakira Sirasat and Anil Shyamrao Salve, hailing from Maharashtra, were arrested.