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Section 27 – The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

 

 

27. Penalty for manufacture, sale, etc., of drugs in contravention of this Chapter. –

 

Whoever, himself or by any other person on his behalf, manufacturers for sale or for distribution, or sells, or stocks or exhibits or offers for sale or distributes,-

 

(a) any drug deemed to be adulterated under section 17A or spurious under section 17B or which when used by any person for or in the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation, or prevention of any disease or disorder is likely to cause his death or is likely to cause such harm on his body as would amount to grievous hurt within the meaning of section 320 of the Indian Penal Code solely on account of such drug being adulterated or spurious or not of standard quality, as the case may be, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years but which may extend to a term of life and with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees ;

 

(b) any drug —

 

(i) deemed to be adulterated under section 17A, but not being a drug referred to in clause (a), or

 

(ii) without a valid licence as required under clause © of section 18, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to three years and with fine which shall not be less than five thousand rupees :

 

Provided that the Court may, for any adequate and special reasons to be recorded in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than one year and of fine of less than five thousand rupees :

 

(c) any drug deemed to be spurious under section 17B, but not being a drug referred to in clause (a) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to five years and with fine which shall not be less than five thousand rupees :

 

Provided that the Court may, for any adequate and special reasons, to be recorded in the judgement, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than three years but not less than one year,

 

(d) any drug, other than a drug referred to in clause (a) or clause (b) or clause (c), in contravention of any other provision of this Chapter or any rule made there under, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to two years and with fine :

 

Provided that the Court may for any adequate and special reasons to be recorded in the judgement impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than one year.

 

COMMENTS

 

The absence of any comma after the word “stocks” clearly indicates that the clause “stocks or exhibits for sale” is one indivisible whole and it contemplates not merely stocking the drugs but stocking the drugs for the purposes of sale and unless all the ingredients of this category are satisfied, section 27 of the Act would not be attracted; Mohd Shabir v. State of Maharashtra, (1979) 1 SCC 568.

 

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1.   Section 27 subs. by Act 13 of 1964, sec. 18 (w.e.f. 15-9-1964) and again subs. by Act 68 of 1982, sec. 22 (w.e.f. 1-2-1983). 

 

 

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