According to organ transplantation act of 1994, what is the punishment for the doctor if found guilty of removing organs without authority ?
A. 2 yrs
B. More than 5 yrs
C. 4 yrs
D. 2-5 yrs
Correct answer : D. 2-5 yrs (But presently it is upto 10 years as per 2011 amendment)
THE TRANSPLANTATION OF HUMAN ORGANS ACT, 1994
Punishment for removal of human organ without authority: Any person who renders his services to or at any hospital and who, for purposes of transplantation, conducts associates with, or helps in any manner in, the removal of any human organ without authority, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees.
THE TRANSPLANTATION OF HUMAN ORGANS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2011
‘for the words “five years and with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees”, the words “ten years and with fine which may extend to twenty lakh rupees” shall be substituted’