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Indian Penal Code -

272. Adulteration of food or drink intended for sale.—

    1. 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,


  1. The word “and” omitted by Act 42 of 1953, s. 4 and the Third Sch.
  2. Subs. by the A. O. 1937, for “by the G. of I., or by any Government”.
  3. The words “Central or any Provincial” omitted by the A. O. 1950.
  4. The words “or the Crown Representative” omitted by the A. O. 1948.

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.

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