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SECTION 185 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Illegal purchase or bid for property offered for sale by authority of public servant


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 185 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 185 related FAQs
Whoever, at any sale of property held by the lawful authority of a public servant, as such, purchases or bids for any property on account of any person, whether himself or any other, whom he knows to be under a legal incapacity to purchase that property at that sale, or bids for such property not intending to perform the obligations under which he lays himself by such bidding, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both.



IPC 185 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 185 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone purchases or bids for property at a public sale on behalf of a person who is legally not allowed to do so or bids without intending to fulfill the obligations, they may be punished with imprisonment, fine, or both, for a maximum of one month.


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Offence : Bidding, by a person under a legal incapacity to purchase it, for property at a lawfully authorized Sale, or bidding without intending to perform the obligations incurred thereby


Punishment : 1 Month or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



The Indian Penal Code Section 185 states that anyone who purchases or bids on property at a sale for someone else, even if they are not legally allowed to, or bids with no intention of fulfilling the obligation, can be punished by imprisonment, fines, or both for up to one month.





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