Section 276 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 – Explained!
The prosecution must prove that drug or medical preparation has been knowingly sold, or offered or exposed for sale, or issued from a dispensary for medicinal purposes, as a different drug or medical preparation. This section does not refer to adulteration at all.
The liability has been fixed by this section not for the injury caused but for selling, offering or exposing for sale, or for issuing any drug or medical preparation.
The offence under this section is non-cognizable, bailable and non-compoundable, and is triable by magistrate of the first class.