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Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 Complete Act - Bare Act

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Preamble1 - NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ACT, 1985
Chapter 1
Section1 - Short title, extent and commencement
Section2 - Definitions
Section3 - Power to add to or omit from the list of psychotropic substances
Chapter 2
Section4 - Central Government to take measures for preventing and combating abuse of and illicit traffic in narcotic drugs, etc.
Section5 - Officers of Central Government
Section6 - The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Consultative Committee
Section7 - Officers of State Government
Chapter2A - NATIONAL FUND FOR CONTROL OF DRUG ABUSE
Section7A - National Fund for Control of Drug Abuse
Section7B - Annual report of activities financed under the fund
Chapter 3
Section8 - Prohibition of certain operations
Section8A - Prohibition of certain activities relating to property derived from offence
Section9 - Power of Central Government to permit, control and regulate
Section9A - Power to control and regulate controlled substances
Section10 - Power of State Government to permit, control and regulate
Section11 - Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, etc., not liable to distress or attachment
Section12 - Restrictions over external dealings in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
Section13 - Special provisions relating to coca plant and coca leaves for use in the preparation of flavouring agent
Section14 - Special provision relating to cannabis
Chapter 4
Section15 - Punishment for contravention in relation to poppy straw
Section16 - Punishment for contravention in relation to coca plant and coca leaves
Section17 - Punishment for contravention in relation to prepared opium
Section18 - Punishment for contravention in relation to opium poppy and opium
Section19 - Punishment for embezzlement of opium by cultivator
Section20 - Punishment for contravention in relation to cannabis plant and cannabis
Section21 - Punishment for contravention in relation to manufactured drugs and preparations
Section22 - Punishment for contravention in relation to psychotropic substances
Section23 - Punishment for illegal import in to India, export from India or transhipment of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
Section24 - Punishment for external dealings in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in contravention of section 12
Section25 - Punishment for allowing premises, etc., to be used for commission of an offence
Section25A - Punishment for contravention of orders made under section 9A
Section26 - Punishment for certain acts by licensee or his servants
Section27 - Punishment for consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance
Section27A - Punishment for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders
Section28 - Punishment for attempts to commit offences
Section29 - Punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy
Section30 - Preparation
Section31 - Enhanced punishment for offences after previous conviction
Section31A - Death penalty for certain offences after previous conviction
Section32 - Punishment for offence for which no punishment is provided
Section32A - No suspension, remission or commutation in any sentence awarded under this Act
Section32B - Factors to be taken into account for imposing higher than the minimum punishment
Section33 - Application of section 360 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and of the Probation of Offenders Act, 1958
Section34 - Security for abstaining from commission of offence
Section35 - Presumption of culpable mental state
Section36 - Constitution of Special Courts
Section36A - Offences triable by Special Courts
Section36B - Appeal and revision
Section36C - Application of Code to proceedings before a Special Court
Section36D - Transitional provisions
Section37 - Offences to be cognizable and non-bailable
Section38 - Offences by companies
Section39 - Power of court to release certain offenders on probation
Section40 - Power of court to publish names, place of business, etc., of certain offenders
Chapter 5
Section41 - Power to issue warrant and authorisation
Section42 - Power of entry, search, seizure and arrest without warrant or authorisation
Section43 - Power of seizure and arrest in public place
Section44 - Power of entry, search, seizure and arrest in offences relating to coca plant, opium poppy and cannabis plant
Section45 - Procedure where seizure of goods liable to confiscation not practicable
Section46 - Duty of land holder to give information of illegal cultivation
Section47 - Duty of certain officers to give information of illegal cultivation
Section48 - Power of attachment of crop illegally cultivated
Section49 - Power to stop and search conveyance
Section50 - Conditions under which search of persons shall be conducted
Section50A - Power to under take controlled delivery
Section51 - Provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 to apply to warrants, arrests, searches and seizures
Section52 - Disposal of persons arrested and articles seized
Section52A - Disposal of seized narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
Section53 - Power to invest officers of certain departments with powers of an officer-in-charge of a police station
Section53A - Relevancy of statements under certain circumstances
Section54 - Presumption from possession of illicit articles
Section55 - Police to take charge of articles seized and delivered
Section56 - Obligation of officers to assist each other
Section57 - Report of arrest and seizure
Section58 - Punishment for vexatious entry, search, seizure or arrest
Section59 - Failure of officer in duty or his connivance at the contravention of the provisions of this Act
Section60 - Liability of illicit drugs, substances, plants, articles and conveyances to confiscation
Section61 - Confiscation of goods used for concealing illicit drugs or substances
Section62 - Confiscation of sale proceeds of illicit drugs or substances
Section63 - Procedure in making confiscations
Section64 - Power to tender immunity from prosecution
Section64A - Immunity from prosecution to addicts volunteering for treatment
Section65 - [Omitted]
Section66 - Presumption as to documents in certain cases
Section67 - Power to call for information, etc.
Section68 - Information as to commission of offences
Chapter5A - FORFEITURE OF PROPERTY DERIVED FROM, OR USED IN ILLICIT TRAFFIC
Section68A - Application
Section68B - Definitions
Section68C - Prohibition of holding illegally acquired property
Section68D - Competent authority
Section68E - Identifying illegally acquired property
Section68F - Seizure or freezing of illegally acquired property
Section68G - Management of properties seized or forfeited under this Chapter
Section68H - Notice of forfeiture of property
Section68I - Forfeiture of property in certain cases
Section68J - Burden of proof
Section68K - Fine in lieu of forfeiture
Section68L - Procedure in relation to certain trust properties
Section68M - Certain transfers to be null and void
Section68N - Constitution of Appellate Tribunal
Section68O - Appeals
Section68P - Notice or order not to be invalid for error in description
Section68Q - Bar of jurisdiction
Section68R - Competent Authority and Appellate Tribunal to have powers of civil court
Section68S - Information to competent authority
Section68T - Certain officers to assist Administrator, competent authority and Appellate Tribunal
Section68U - Power to take possession
Section68V - Rectification of mistakes
Section68W - Findings under other laws not conclusive for proceedings under this Chapter
Section68X - Service of notices and orders
Section68Y - Punishment for acquiring property in relation to which proceedings have been taken, under this Chapter
Section68Z - Release of property in certain cases
Chapter 6
Section69 - Protection of action taken in good faith
Section70 - Central Government and State Government to have regard to international conventions while making rules
Section71 - Power of Government to establish centres for identification, treatment, etc., of addicts and for supply of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances
Section72 - Recovery of sums due to Government
Section73 - Bar of jurisdiction
Section74 - Transitional provisions
Section74A - Power of Central Government to give directions
Section75 - Power to delegate
Section76 - Power of Central Government to make rules
Section77 - Rules and notifications to be laid before Parliament
Section78 - Power of State Government to make rules
Section79 - Application of the Customs Act, 1962
Section80 - Application of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 not barred
Section81 - Saving of State and special laws
Section82 - Repeal and savings
Section83 - Power to remove difficulties
Schedule1 - THE SCHEDULE
Amending Act1 - NARCOTIC DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES (AMDNDMENT) ACT, 2001


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