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Section 171G – Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

 

Section 171G. False statement in connection with an election

 

1[171G. False statement in connection with an election.— Whoever with intent to affect the result of an election makes or publish­es any statement purporting to be a statement of fact which is false and which he either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, in relation to the personal character or conduct of any candidate shall be punished with fine.]

 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE

 

Punishment—Fine—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Non-compoundable.

 

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

 

 

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