SECTION 272 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Adulteration of food or drink intended for sale

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 272 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 272 related FAQs
Whoever adulterates any article of food or drink, so as to make such article noxious as food or drink, intending to sell such article as food or drink, or knowing it to be likely that the same will be sold as food or drink, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.

IPC 272 in Simple Words

According to section 272 of the Indian Penal Code, if anyone intentionally adulterates any food or drink item to make it harmful and intends to sell it or knows it will be sold, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to six months, or a fine of up to one thousand rupees, or both.

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Offence : Adulterating food or drink intended for sale, so as to make the same noxious

Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

If you intend to sell the article as food, drink or know that it is likely to be sold this way, then you can be sentenced to imprisonment for up to six years.

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