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Section 171B – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 171B. Bribery

 

1[171B. Bribery.—(1) Whoever—

 

(i) gives a gratification to any person with the object of induc­ing him or any other person to exercise any electoral right or of rewarding any person for having exercised any such right; or

 

(ii) accepts either for himself or for any other person any gratification as a reward for exercising any such right or for inducing or attempting to induce any other person to exercise any such right;

 

commits the offence of bribery:

 

Provided that a declaration of public policy or a promise of public action shall not be an offence under this section.

 

(2) A person who offers, or agrees to give, or offers or attempts to procure, a gratification shall be deemed to give a gratifica­tion.

 

(3) A person who obtains or agrees to accept or attempts to obtain a gratification shall be deemed to accept a gratification, and a person who accepts a gratification as a motive for doing what he does not intend to do, or as a reward for doing what he has not done, shall be deemed to have accepted the gratification as a reward.]

 

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1. Section 171B ins. by Act 39 of 1920, sec. 2.

 

 

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