SECTION 171E IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for bribery

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 171E in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 171E related FAQs
Whoever commits the offence of bribery shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both;

Provided that bribery by treating shall be punished with fine only.

IPC 171E in Simple Words

If someone commits bribery, they can be punished with up to one year of imprisonment, a fine, or both, except for bribery by treating, which is punishable by a fine only.

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Offence : Bribery

Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both, or if treating only, fine only

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

Bribery is punishable by imprisonment or fines of up to one year.

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What is Section 171 of the criminal Code?

171. Wearing garb, or carrying a token used fraudulently by a public servant.

What is Section 171 B of the IPC?

Section 171B Bribery Section vii clause (1) (i), states that anyone who gives a gratification with the intention of inducing a person or another person to exercise an electoral right or rewarding a person for exercising such s right commits bribery. 10 April 2023