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.

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