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Section 27A – THE NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ACT,1985

THE NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ACT 1985

Section 27A

 

27. Punishment for illegal possession in small quantity for personal consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance or consumption of such drug or substance.

1[27. Punishment for illegal possession in small quantity for personal consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance or consumption of such drug or substance


Whoever consumes any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance shall be punishable,-



(a) Where the narcotic drug or psychotropic substance consumed is cocaine, morphine, diacetyl-morphine or any other narcotic drug or any psychotropic substance as may be specified in this behalf by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to twenty thousand rupees, or with both; and



(b) Where the narcotic drug or psychotropic substance consumed is other than those specified in or under clause (a), with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees, or with both.]




1. Substituted by Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Act, 2001 w.e.f.2-10-2001 vide SO 957 (E), dt. 27-9-2001.



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