SECTION 171B IPC - Indian Penal Code - Bribery

Last Updated: 01 Dec, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 171B
  2. IPC 171B in Simple Words

Description of IPC Section 171B

According to section 171B of Indian penal code,

  1. Whoever:
    1. gives a gratification to any person with the object of inducing him or any other person to exercise any electoral right or of rewarding any person for having exercised any such right; or
    2. accepts either for himself or for any other person any gratification as a reward for exercising any such right or for inducing or attempting to induce any other person to exercise any such right, commits the offence of bribery; Provided that a declaration of public policy or a promise of public action shall not be an offence under this section.
  2. A person who offers, or agrees to give, or offers or attempts to procure, a gratification shall be deemed to give a gratification.
  3. A person who obtains or agrees to accept or attempts to obtain a gratification shall be deemed to accept a gratification, and a person who accepts a gratification as a motive for doing what he does not intend to do, or as a reward for doing what he has not done, shall be deemed to have accepted the gratification as a reward.

IPC 171B in Simple Words

Section 171B of the Indian Penal Code states that giving or accepting gratification with the intention of influencing someone's electoral right is considered bribery, except for declarations of public policy or promises of public action.

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