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

Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 171H

According to section 171H of Indian penal code, 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.

Offence : Illegal payments in connection with elections

Punishment : Fine

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

FAQ's on IPC Section 171H

What offence is defined under IPC 171H?

IPC 171H Offence: Illegal payments in connection with elections.

What is the punishment for IPC 171H Case?

The punishment for IPC 171H is Fine.

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

IPC 171H is a Non-Cognizable.

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

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Is IPC 171H bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 171H is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 171H be tried?

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

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