The court handed down the jail term to the men while holding them guilty of provisions under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Special NDPS Judge Satinder Kumar Gautam said that while the possession of the drug has been proven, the circumstances also established that the accused had the knowledge of concealment of contraband substance in their bags.
"The prosecution has proved its case against accused Mohd Shahid and Aamir Khan for commission of offence under the NDPS Act for possessing 'heroin' in commercial quantity without any permission or licence and in contravention of Section 8(c) (prohibition of producing and using banned drugs except medical purpose) of the Act," the judge said.
According to the prosecution, Mohd Shahid and Amir Khan, residents of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, respectively, had come to Delhi to supply heroin on June 9, 2011 near Sarai Kale Khan.
The Delhi Police crime branch acted on a tip off and conducted a raid to apprehend the two men from the spot, the prosecution said. The police then searched them and found polythene bags stuffed with 2.2 kg of heroin.
During the proceedings, the accused had denied the allegations against them claiming they were falsely implicated by the police, which was rejected by the court.