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

  • Description

    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.


    Applicable Offences

    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
    This is a Bailable, Non-Cognizable offence and triable by Any Magistrate

    This offence in NOT compoundable.


    1.If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

    2.If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

    3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.

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