Mohammad Shabir v. State of Maharashtra – Interpretation of Statutes

Spread the love

You can grab notes for other topics from here.

Where section 27 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 came up for construction. By this section whoever ‘manufactures for sale, sells, stocks or exhibits for sale or distributes’ a drug without a licence, is liable for punishment. In holding that mere stocking is not an offence within the section, the Supreme Court pointed out the presence of comma after ‘manufactures for sale’ and ‘sells’ and absence of any comma after ‘stocks’.It was, therefore, held that only stocking for sale could amount to an offence and not mere stocking.

You can grab notes for other topics from here.

 


Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *