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Section 19 – The Transplantation of Human Organs Act,1994

The Transplantation of Human Organs Act,1994

Section 19. Punishment for commercial dealings in human organs

Whoever

(a) makes or receives any payment for the supply of, or for an offer to supply, any human organ;

(b) Seeks to find a person willing to supply for payment any human organ;

(c) Offers to supply any human organ for payment,

(d) Initiate or negotiates any arrangement involving the making of any payment for the supply of, or for an offer to supply, any human organ;

(e) Takes part in the management or control of a body of persons, whether a society, firm or company, whose activities consist of or include the initiation or negotiation of any arrangement referred to in clause (d); or

(f) Publishes or distributes or causes to be published or distributed any advertisement, –

(a) Inviting persons to supply for payment of any human organ;

(b) Offering to supply any human organ for payment; or

(c) Indicating that the advertiser is willing to initiate or negotiate any arrangement referred to in clause (d),

Shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term, which shall not be less than two years but which may extend to seven years and shall be liable to fine, which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but may extend to twenty thousand rupees;

Provided that the court may, for any adequate and special reason to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for A term of less than two years and a fine less than ten thousand rupees.

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