Bribery and punishment for bribery under Indian Penal Code is defined under Section 171B and 171E of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under section 171 B and 171 E are:
Section 171 B of Indian Penal Code. "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.
Section 171 E of Indian Penal Code. "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.Explanation- "Treating" means that form of bribery where the gratification consists in food, drink, entertainment, or provision.