SECTION 171G IPC - Indian Penal Code - False statement in connection with an election

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 171G

According to section 171G of Indian penal code, Whoever with intent to affect the result of an election makes or publishes any statement purporting to be a statement of fact which is false and which he either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, in relation to the personal character or conduct of any candidate shall be punished with fine.

Offence : False statement in connection with an election

Punishment : Fine

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

FAQ's on IPC Section 171G

What offence is defined under IPC 171G?

IPC 171G Offence: False statement in connection with an election.

What is the punishment for IPC 171G Case?

The punishment for IPC 171G is Fine.

Is IPC 171G cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 171G is a Non-Cognizable.

How to file/defend your case for IPC 171G offence?

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Is IPC 171G bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 171G is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 171G be tried?

IPC 171G is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.

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