Section 117 Security for costs - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is Security for costs?
Section 117 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 117 : Security for costs
(1) At the time of presenting an election petition, the petitioner shall
deposit in the High Court in accordance with the rules of the High Court a sum
of two thousand rupees as security for the costs of the petition.
(2) During the course of the trial of an election petition, the High Court
may, at any time, call upon the petitioner to give such further security for
costs as it may direct.
Section 118 : Security for costs from a respondent
No person shall be entitled to be joined as a respondent under subsection
(4) of section 86 unless he has given such security for costs as the High Court