SECTION 171H IPC - Indian Penal Code - Illegal payments in connection with an election

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 171H in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 171H related FAQs
Whoever without the general or special authority in writing of a candidate incurs or authorizes expenses on account of the holding of any public meeting, or upon any advertisement, circular or publication, or in any other way whatsoever for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election of such candidate, shall be punished with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees;

Provided that if any person having incurred any such expenses not exceeding the amount of ten rupees without authority obtains within ten days from the date on which such expenses were incurred the approval in writing of the candidate, he shall be deemed to have incurred such expenses with the authority of the candidate.

IPC 171H in Simple Words

Section 171H of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who spends money on public meetings, advertisements, or other activities to promote a candidate's election without the candidate's authorization may be fined up to five hundred rupees, but if the candidate approves the expenses within ten days, it will be considered authorized.

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Offence : Illegal payments in connection with elections

Punishment : Fine

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

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