SECTION 169 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 169 in Simple Words
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Whoever, being a public servant, and being legally bound as such public servant, not to purchase or bid for certain property, purchases or bids for that property, either in his own name or in the name of another, or jointly, or in shares with others, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both; and the property, if purchased, shall be confiscated.

IPC 169 in Simple Words

If a public servant, who is prohibited from buying certain property, purchases or bids for it in any way, they can be punished with up to two years in jail, a fine, or both, and the property may be confiscated.

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Offence : Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property

Punishment : Simple Imprisonment for 2 Years or Fine or Both and confiscation of property, if purchased

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

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