Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940
33M. Cognizance of offences
(1) No prosecution under this Chapter shall be instituted except by an Inspector 162[with the previous sanction of the authority specified under sub-section (4) of section 33G].
(2) No Court inferior to that 163[of a Metropolitan Magistrate or of a Judicial Magistrate of the first class] shall try an offence punishable under this Chapter.