SECTION 161 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Rep. by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 of 1988), s. 31.

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 161 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 161 related FAQs
Repealed by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

IPC 161 in Simple Words

Section 161 of the Indian Penal Code was removed from the law by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

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Offence : Being or expecting to be a public servant, and taking A gratification other than Legal remuneration in respect of an official act

Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

The section 161 of the IPC is concerned with public servants who accept or obtain or agree to accept any gratification from a person other than their legal remuneration for themselves or others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Section 161 of the law?

The section 161 of CrPC allows police officers to question witnesses or give them the authority to do so whenever they need to take down the testimony of the witnesses. 5 Jan 2023

What repealed the section 161 to 165 of the IPC?

The Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 (49 of 1888) Section 31 repeals this Act.

What is the IPC section 167?

167. A public servant who intentionally framed a document incorrectly with the intent to cause harm.