Is it Legal to Carry Pepper Spray in India?

2024 • 2min • National


On May 7, the Karnataka High Court termed pepper spray as a ‘dangerous’ weapon. It refused to quash a criminal case against a couple accused of using the spray on the complainant, who, the couple says, was interfering with their property. The court said pepper spray can’t be used for self-defence when there’s no imminent threat or danger caused to life. Is it legal to carry pepper spray in India? News9 Plus decodes.