Indian Penal Code (IPC)
Section 171E. Punishment for bribery
1[171E. Punishment for bribery.— 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.
“Treating” means that form of bribery where the gratification consists in food, drink, entertainment, or provision.]
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment—Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both or if treating only, fine only—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non-compoundable.
1. Section 171E ins. by Act 39 of 1920, sec. 2.