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Special courtroom orders NCB to return all cellphones and laptops seized from Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

A particular courtroom underneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances(NDPS) Act in Mumbai on Friday ordered the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to return all cellphones and laptops seized from Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal and his companion Gabriella Demetriades whereas investigating a drug case.

NCB had began investigating a drug case in Bollywood final yr submit the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Several Bollywood celebrities have been questioned in the course of the investigation. Rampal and his companion have been additionally questioned by the company and their gadgets have been confiscated after a raid at their residence. The couple has acknowledged that they use their gadgets for each skilled private causes.

The couple’s advocate Ayaz Khan contented that NCB had seized the gadgets throughout a raid and {that a} cost sheet has now been filed. He claimed that the trial will take a very long time and that the seizure of the gadgets has put the couple in a extreme monetary bind. He additionally stated that the couple is prepared to abide by situations stored forth by the courtroom with the intention to get entry to their functions.

Meanwhile, Atul Sarpande, the company’s particular public prosecutor, strongly opposed it and stated that investigation continues to be on. “There is every likelihood and possibility that the applicant will use the moveable items mentioned above in drug mafia and other related business transactions if the applications for releasing moveable items mentioned above are approved,” Sarpande stated.

After listening to the argument, Judge VV Vidwans stated, “Conducting the trial and adjudication of the case will take a significant amount of time. Although the financial investigation into the matter is still ongoing, the data on mobile phones and laptops, such as Macbooks and pen drives, has already been saved in digital form/soft copies and can be accessed at any time for the purposes of the investigation and trial.”

“Another aspect which needs to be taken into consideration while deciding these applications is the possibility of action to be taken in respect of liability and confiscation of illicit drugs, substances, plants, articles, and conveyances etc,” stated the choose.

“In the present case, only the IO (investigating officer) has taken action to seize the applicants’ mobile phones, but the prescribed procedure as per provisions of Sec.68(B)(e) r/w. 68(F) of the Act is not followed as there is no formal seizure or confiscation of bank accounts as required by law by making an order of seizure of such property with due approval from/ prior permission from the competent authority within the period of 30 days u/s.68(F)(1)(2) of NDPS Act,”Judge VV Vidwans added.

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