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Section 60 – THE NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ACT 1985

THE NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ACT 1985

 

60. Liability of illicit drugs, substances, plants, articles and conveyances to confiscation.

 

1[(1) Whenever any offence punishable under this Act has been committed, the narcotic drug, psychotropic substance, controlled substance, opium poppy, coca plant, cannabis plant, materials, apparatus and utensils in respect of which or by means of which such offence has been committed, shall be liable to confiscation]

(2) Any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance 2[or controlled substances”] lawfully produced, imported inter-State, exported inter State, imported into India, transported, manufactured, possessed, used, purchased or sold along with, or in addition to, any narcotic drugs or psychotropic substance 2[or controlled substances”]which is liable to confiscation under sub-section (1) and the receptacles, packages and covering in which any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance, 2[or controlled substances] materials, apparatus or utensils liable to confiscation under sub-section (1) is found, and the other contents, if any, of such receptacles or packages shall likewise be liable to confiscation.

(3) Any animal or conveyance used in carrying any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance, 2[or controlled substances] or any article liable to confiscation under sub-section (1) or subsection (2) shall be liable to confiscation, unless the owner of the animal or conveyance proves that it was so used without the knowledge or connivance of the owner himself, his agent if any, and the person-in-charge of the animal or conveyance and that each of them had taken all reasonable precaution against such use.

 

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.

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

 

 

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