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Chapter: Forensic Pharmacy : The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954

The penalty for first conviction is imprisonment for 6 months or fine or both. For subsequent conviction, the penalty is imprisonment for one year or fine or both.


Penalties

The penalty for first conviction is imprisonment for 6 months or fine or both. For subsequent conviction, the penalty is imprisonment for one year or fine or both.

The Gazzetted Officer authorized by State Government can enter and search at all reasonable times with assistants, if any, where he has reason to believe that an offence to violation of this Act is taking place, :.eize any advertisement which he/she believes is in controvention with the provision of the Act and report of such a seizure to the magistrate and take his/her orders as to the custody thereof. The Gazzetted Officer can examine any record, register, document or any other objectionable material.

If the offence is committed by a company or institution, all the directors of the company or the persons present at the site of offence are liable to be prosecuted.

Nothing of this Act applies to a person who proves his innocence in the court or who proves his genuine efforts to stop such an offence or if he proves his good intentions to safeguard the provisions of this Act.

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