Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
19. Punishment for embezzlement of opium by cultivator.
Any cultivator licensed to cultivate the opium poppy on account of the Central Government who embezzles or otherwise illegally disposes of the opium produced or any part thereof, shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to twenty years and shall also be liable to fine which shall not be less than one lakh rupees but which may extend to two lakh rupees:
Provided that the court may, for reasons to be. recorded in the judgment, impose fine exceeding two lakh rupees.