What are the offences by or relating to elections and punishment for the crime? Classification of offences under Section 171E, 171F, 171G, 171H and 171I of Indian Penal Code 1860

Offences relating to elections are defined under Section 171E, 171F, 171G, 171H and 171I of Indian Penal Code 1860. Classification of offences relating to elections are:

 

 

 CHAPTER IX-A - OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS

 

Section

 

Offence

 

Punishment

 

Cognizable or non-cognizable

 

Bailable or non-bailable

 

By what court triable

 

171E IPC

 

Bribery

 

Imprisonment for 1 years, or fine, or both, or if treating only, fine only.

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

171F IPC

 

Undue influence at an election

 

Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both.

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

   

Personating at an election

 

Imprisonment for one year, or fine, or both

 

Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

171G IPC

 

False statement in connection with an election.

 

Fine

 

Non-Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

171H IPC

 

Illegal payments in connection with elections.

 

Fine of 500 rupees

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

171I IPC

 

Failure to keep election accounts.

 

Fine of 500 rupees

 

Non-cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

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