The charges against 33 defendants in the RSS drug case are “well founded”: Court | India News
“Examining the complaint or charge sheet … The complainant also relies on the documents together with the CDR of the mobile phone numbers of Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Airtel, etc. The complainant has relied on digital and documentary evidence. Prima facie, the allegations in the complaint are substantiated … to become aware of the alleged crimes, ”said the court.
The court had also summoned the 33 defendants. “As the number of accused in this case is 33, due to the circumstances of Covid-19, and to avoid the meeting of several people in court, the production of accused / appearance of the accused has been classified into three categories, according to the Sections imposed on them and their status as to whether they are in JC (judicial custody) or on bail, ”the court had said earlier this month.
Subsequently, the defendants Jinedra Jain and Rahila Furniturewala submitted bail allegations that are pending. Australian architect Paul Bartels, who is out on bail, filed a request for release. The matter was postponed until Tuesday.
In the next stage, the prosecution will present a draft of the charges. The accused may also present pleadings for defense. The court will then decide what charges, if any, will be brought against the defendant and if any will be dropped. Once the charges are filed, the trial in the case can begin. But if any defendant is released, the proceedings against them end in the NDPS court.