SECTION 274 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Adulteration of drugs


Whoever adulterates any drug or medical preparation in such a manner as to lessen the efficacy or change the operation of such drug or medical preparation, or to make it noxious, intending that it shall be sold or used for, or knowing it to be likely that it will be sold or used for, any medicinal purpose, as it had not undergone such adulteration, 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.

Offence : Adulterating any drug or medical preparation intended for sale so as to lessen its efficacy, or to change its operation, or to make it noxious

Punishment : 6 Months or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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