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Section 135C Liquor not to be sold, given or distributed on polling day - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is the law regarding Liquor not to be sold, given or distributed on polling day? Section 135C of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 135C : Liquor not to be sold, given or distributed on polling day

(1) No spirituous, fermented or intoxicating liquors or other substances of a like nature shall be sold, given or distributed at a hotel, eating house, tavern, shop or any other place, public or private, within a polling area during the period of forty-eight hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of the poll for any election in that polling area.

 

 (2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1), shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both.

(3) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the spirituous, fermented or intoxicating liquors or other substances of a like nature found in his possession shall be liable to confiscation and the same shall be disposed of in such manner as may be prescribed.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 131 Penalty for disorderly conduct in or near polling stations

Section 132 Penalty for misconduct at the polling station

Section 132A Penalty for failure to observe procedure for voting

Section 133 Penalty for illegal hiring or procuring of conveyance at elections

Section 134 Breaches of official duty in connection with election

Section 134A Penalty for Government servants for acting as election agent, polling agent or counting agent

Section 134B Prohibition of going armed to or near a polling station

Section 135 Removal of ballot papers from polling station to be an offence

Section 135A Offence of booth capturing

Section 135B Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll

Section 135C Liquor not to be sold, given or distributed on polling day

Section 136 Other offences and penalties therefor

Section 137 Repealed

Section 138 Repealed

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