Section 276 BNS – Section 276 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 276 BNS or Section 276 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Adulteration of drugs.

Section 276 of BNS is part of CHAPTER XV OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, DECENCY AND MORALS in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 276 BNS

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 if it had not undergone such adulteration, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both.




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