The Central Government in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 53(1) of the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 has invested the Officers of and above the rank of Inspectors with the powers of an Officer-in-Charge of a Police Station for the investigation of the offences under the Act.
The Notification reads as follows:
S.O. 3213 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 53 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (61 of 1985), the Central Government, after consultation with the State Governments, hereby invests the officers of and above the rank of inspectors in the National Investigation Agency constituted under the National Investigation Agency Act,2008 (34 of 2008) to exercise the powers and perform duties specified in sub-section (1) of that section, within the area of their jurisdiction.
It was signed by Mr. Biswajith Sarkar and released by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, New Delhi [F. No. N/11011/04/2019-NC-II] and published in the Official Gazette on 22nd September 2020.