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INDIAN KANOON SECTION 171F IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for undue influence or personation at an election

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    Whoever commits the offence of undue influence or personation at an election shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year or with fine, or with both.


    Applicable Offences

    1. Undue influence at an election
    Punishment - 1 Year or Fine or Both
    This is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and triable by Magistrate First Class

    2. Personation at an election
    Punishment - 1 Year or Fine or Both
    This is a Bailable, Cognizable offence and triable by Magistrate First Class

    This offence is NOT compoundable.


    1.If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

    2.If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

    3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.

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