State of Maharashtra v. Sayyed Hassan Sayyed Subhan

The government appealed a Bombay High Court order that overturned police action prosecuting individuals for violations of the Maharashtra gutkha ban under the Indian Penal Code. The Supreme Court reversed the Bombay High Court's finding regarding Indian Penal Code (IPC) prosecution, noting that there is no prohibition on IPC prosecution merely because provisions in the Food Safety Standards Act prescribe penalties. The Supreme Court remanded consideration of specific IPC offenses against the individuals to the Bombay High Court.


State of Maharashtra v. Sayyed Hassan Sayyed Subhan, Criminal Appeal No. 1195, Supreme Court of India (2018).

  • India
  • Sep 20, 2018
  • Supreme Court of India


Plaintiff State of Maharashtra

Defendant Sayyed Hassan Sayyed Subhan

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