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


Last Updated: 01 Jul, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 171F in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 171F related FAQs
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.



IPC 171F in Simple Words

Section 171F of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who engages in undue influence or personation at an election may be punished with imprisonment up to one year or fined, or both.


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Offence : Undue influence at an election


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : Personation at an election


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class






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