Section 134B Prohibition of going armed to or near a polling station - Representation of the People Act, 1951
What is Penalty for Prohibition of going armed to or near a polling
Section 134B of Representation of the People Act, 1951
Section 134B : Prohibition of going armed to or near a polling station
(1) No person, other than the returning officer, the presiding officer, any
police officer and any other person appointed to maintain peace and order, at a
polling station who is on duty at the polling station, shall, on a polling day,
go armed with arms, as defined in the Arms Act, 1959 (54 of 1959), of any kind
within the neighborhood of a polling station.
(2) If any person contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1), he shall be
punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with
fine, or with both.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Arms Act, 1959 (54 of
1959), where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the arms as
defined in the said Act found in his possession shall be liable to confiscation
and the licence
granted in relation to such arms shall be deemed to have been revoked under
section 17 of that Act.
(4) An offence punishable under sub-section (2) shall be cognizable.