Bombay HC To Expeditiously Dispose Of Mamta Kulkarni’s Plea For Quashing Of FIR Against Her

Mamta Kulkarni had put a plea before the High Court of Bombay and the Court was instructed by the Supreme Court to expeditiously dispose of her plea concerning to quashing of the FIR which includes her name in the international drug conspiracy as one of the accused. The conspiracy is in relation to the transportation of Ephedrine powder for manufacturing Methamphetamine.

A special Leave petition against the Bombay High Court was filed by senior advocate Siddartha Dave on behalf of Mamta Kulkarni which was immediately dismissed by the Division Bench comprising of Justice Rohinton Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha who refused to quash cases filed under various sections of the Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act against her.

At first, the FIR was filed against two individuals in the year of 2016 for possession of 2 Kg Ephedrine worth 80 Lakhs which is a narcotics substance.  The same was filed under Section 6 (c), 9 (a), 25 (a), 29 of the NDPS Act at Vartak Nagar Police Station, Thane. Subsequently, upon investigation, police discovered a massive international drug racket and claimed Kulkarni to be one of the 17 accused in this case.

The petitioner mentioned that the investigation regarding the illegal trafficking of ephedrine was also done by Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) of the United States, which was taking place from Avon Life Sciences at Solapur and had requested the Mumbai Police for additional information. In this investigation, her name was nowhere to be seen. Therefore the petitioner prayed to expeditiously quash the FIR filed against her and this was finally granted.

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