In India, the carriage of dangerous or hazardous goods is regulated by the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Act, 1985, and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Rules, 2008. Violating these rules can result in serious legal consequences.
If a person is found violating the rules for the carriage of dangerous or hazardous goods, they could face legal consequences. The specific penalties can vary depending on the nature and quantity of the substance, as well as the state or jurisdiction, but generally, the penalties are as follows:
- Fine: The fine for violating the rules for the carriage of dangerous or hazardous goods can range from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 1 lakh or more, depending on the severity of the offense.
- Seizure of the substance: The substance in question may be seized and destroyed by the authorities.
- Legal action: In case of a serious offense or repeated violations, legal action may be taken against the offender, which could result in imprisonment or suspension of driving license.