Sagar Suryawanshi Pune Advocate – Drug Laws and Punishment in India

 Sagar Suryawanshi Pune Advocate – Drug Laws and Punishment in India

Sagar Suryawanshi Pune Advocate is one such advocate in India who is known for his upfront and brutally honest cases. He is that one-man army who has addressed various burning issues of the Indian society in both high court and supreme. court. Sagar Suryawanshi Pune Advocate has been a prominent figure in the India Judiciary system. As per him, every citizen should be aware of the burning issue of society and the country. Therefore,  In this article, we will be discussing one of the raging issues of Indian society which is drug Laws and punishment in India.

If we look at the recent events, we will say that the narcotics bureau was very much in the limelight. This happened mainly because they did a very well planned and well-coordinated raid on one of the cruise ships and caught one of the most known figures of Indian Bollywood. Now, this isn’t the first time that we have seen NCB in such a vigilant form. Before this too, in the year 2020 after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, NCB was very much active in his case. Apart from these two examples also, there have been many Bollywood movies that closely reflect how NCB works. In today’s article, we will talk more about NCB and the act, the legislation that gives NCB the power to exercise. The act is known as Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropics substances act, 1985.

To understand the role of drugs in India, we would have to flip the pages a little and go back in history. If we have a close look at Indian history, we will find that the plants such as bhang and charas were grown in abundance in our country but only to be used as medicinal plants. But, if we trace down the history of drug abuse in India, the blame completely goes to the neighbouring countries. Some of these are Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. These are the largest drug suppliers in the world. The massive flow of drugs from these countries come into India through the Indo Pak borders. Moving towards the eastern side, we have places like Burma, Laos and Thailand which are the largest supplier of opium.

Now if we talk about the laws regulating drug abuse in India, then as of now we are covered by the NDPS act of 1985. However, even before this law, we did have some legislation that took care of drug abuse. The very first act in this list was The Opium Act of 1857, followed by The Opium Act of 1878 and the dangerous drugs act of 1930. However, now all these three laws have been replaced by the NDPS act of 1985. Let’s learn now more about the aims and objectives of the NDPS act.

The NDPS act mainly covers two aims and objectives, the first one being the prohibition of drug trafficking. This includes cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale and purchase of drugs. The second aim is to prohibit the consumption of drugs. As per the NDPS act, if the drugs are used only for scientific and medicinal purposes and are regulated strictly by the government, then there is no problem in using them. But, if it is being used illegally, then it’s a crime. Now, if you are caught under the NDPS Act, the punishment will depend on the amount of drug and the nature/category of the drug.

Now, under the NDPS act itself, there is a schedule that defines the three categories of drug quantities. The three categories are small quantity, less than commercial and commercial quantity. There is no uniform amount fixed for each category. It completely depends upon which drug you are caught with. For example, if the amount of ganja found is 1 kg, it will be listed in small quantities, whereas even 250 gms. of heroin will be listed under commercial quantity.


Sagar Suryawanshi Pune Advocate is an exemplary example to all the budding advocates and the country needs more advocates like him. And about drug abuse, there should be more strict rules about it and more strict punishment with no leniency if caught guilty.

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