Commentary on The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act


With latest case law



This title is a well-researched and systematically organized study of the law relating to Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances. The book has been written topic-wise making the study meaningful and comprehensive, with detailed summaries of case law highlighting the facts, issues, contentions and order. It critically examines the current theory, law, policy and practice of concerned law. It includes the important legal provisions, case law and important recent developments.

Key Features:

  • Covers emerging issues as well as legislative developments
  • Covers the provisions of International Conventions on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and the matters connected.
  • The amendment of 1989, 1991 and 2014 to NDPS act has been duly mentioned and discussed.
  • Covers landmark judgements of the Supreme Court and various High Courts

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About Author

Dr. J.N. Barowalia, an eminent jurist, had a brilliant academic record and obtained his B.A. degree from Punjab University by securing first position in his college and LL.B. degree from Himachal Pradesh University in the first division. He had the distinction of having Ph.D. in Economics.

Dr. Barowalia topped in the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Competitive Examination held in 1975 and served as Sub Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate-cum-Rent Controller from July 1976 to June 1984; as Senior Sub Judge-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate of Lahaul Spiti, Kangra and Mandi Districts from July 1984 to October 1994; and since April 1995 he is working in Higher Judicial Service. He had served as District and Sessions Judge, Incharge of Kullu and Lahaul Sessions Division (1997-1999), District & Sessions Judge, Incharge Una Sessions Division (1999-2001), District & Sessions Judge, Incharge Kangra Sessions Division at Dharamsala (2001-2002); President, District Consumer Forum, Shimla (2002-2003) and since June 2003 he is working as Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Justice-cum-Registrar, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. Dr. Barowalia represents that classical breed of judicial officers who are inclined to proceed beyond the limited confines of daily judicial work into the broadening experiences of multi-dimensional intellectual activity. His books titled ‘Commentary on the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act’, ‘Commentary on the Himachal Pradesh Land Revenue Act’, ‘Commentary on the Himachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act’ and the ‘Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act’, have received overwhelming response from judges, advocates and the students of law alike.

Dr. J.N. Barowalia is a guest faculty of the S.V.P. National Police Academy, Hyderabad, Institute of Public Administration, Shimla and Himachal Pradesh State Judicial Academy, Shimla. Dr. Barowalia has been called upon to deliver lectures on the subjects of land disputes and consumer protection in various seminars and workshops. He has also been invited to deliver lectures on “Drug Laws”, “Management of Drug Abuse” and “Drug Abuse and AIDS” in the National and State level seminars and workshops held at Hyderabad, Shimla, Mumbai and Gauhati and is actively involved in the campaign against “Drug Abuse and AIDS” in India