A man has been sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for illegal possession of a narcotic drug.
A local court of Pathankot (Pubjab) also slapped a fine of Rs one lakh on the convict, Puneet Mahajan, in its order pronounced yesterday.
J P Bains, public prosecutor, said that Mahajan was apprehended by police here for possessing 750 grams of Dextroprpoxyphene Hydrochloride, an opioid, in February 2011.
He was booked under various sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
During the trial, Mahajan jumped bail and was later declared a proclaimed offender. He was re-arrested on August 1 this year.