Section 134 Breaches of official duty in connection with election - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is Punishment for Breaches of official duty in connection with
Section 134 of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 134 : Breaches of official duty in connection with election
(1) If any person to whom this section applies is without reasonable cause
guilty of any act or omission in breach of his official duty, he shall be
punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.
(1A) An offence punishable under sub-section (1) shall be cognizable.
(2) No suit or other legal proceedings shall lie against any such person for
damages in respect of any such act or omission as aforesaid.
(3) The persons to whom this section applies are the district election
officers, returning officers, assistant returning officers, presiding officers,
polling officers and any other person appointed to perform any duty in
connection with the receipt of nominations or withdrawal of candidatures, or the
recording or counting of votes at an election; and the expression "official
duty" shall for the purposes of this section be construed accordingly, but shall
not include duties imposed otherwise than by or under this Act.