SECTION 168 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade

Last Updated: 01 Jul, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 168 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 168 related FAQs
Whoever, being a public servant, and being legally bound as such public servant not to engages in trade, engages in trade, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 168 in Simple Words

If a public servant, who is prohibited from doing business, involves themselves in trade, they can be punished with up to one year in jail, a fine, or both.

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Offence : Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade

Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 1 Year or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Article 168 of the IPC?

Anyone who engages in trading while a public employee and legally bound to not do so, will be punished by simple imprisonment of up to a year or a fine or both.

What is the penal code 168?

The Penal Code section 168 applies to government officials: Section 168 of the Penal Code prohibits government officials from revealing that a warrant has been issued for a search or an arrest. The law warns peace officers, clerks and judges that a violation will result in a felonious offense.

What is the meaning of Section 169 IPC?

IPC 169 in Simple Words A public servant who has been prohibited from purchasing certain property can be punished by up to two-years in prison, a fine or both. The property could also be confiscated. 1 Dec 2023

What is the IPC section 167?

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