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Prevention of Corruption Act 1988

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the prevention of corruption and for matters connected therewith.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:

 

Section 1 of Prevention of Corruption Act "Short title and extent"

Section 1. (1) This Act may be called the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir and it applies also to all citizens of India outside India.

 

Section 2 Definitions

Section 3 Power to appoint special Judges

Section 4 Cases triable by special Judges

Section 5 Procedure and powers of special Judge Section 6 Power to try summarily

Section 7 Public servant taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act

Section 8 Taking gratification, in order, by corrupt or illegal means, to influence public servant

Section 9 Taking gratification, for exercise of personal influence with public servant

Section 10 Punishment for abetment by public servant of offences defined in section 8 or 9

Section 11 Public servant obtaining, valuable thing, without consideration from person concerned in proceeding or business transacted by such public servant

Section 12 Punishment for abetment of offences defined in section 7 or 11

Section 13 Criminal mis-conduct by a public servant

Section 14 Habitual committing of offence under sections 8, 9 and 12  defined in section 7 or 11

Section 15 Punishment for attempt

Section 16 Matters to be taken into consideration for fixing fine

Section 17 Persons authorised to investigate

Section 18 Power to inspect bankers' books

Section 19 Previous sanction necessary for prosecution

Section 20 Presumption where public servant accepts gratification other than legal remuneration

Section 21 Accused person to be a competent witness

Section 22 The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, to apply subject to certain modifications

Section 23 Particulars in a charge in relation to an offence under section 13(1)(c)

Section 24 Statement by bribe giver not to subject him to prosecution

Section 25 Military, Naval and Air Force or other law not to be affected

Section 26 Special Judges appointed under Act 46 of 1952 to be special Judges appointed under this Act

Section 27 Appeal and revision

Section 28 Act to be in addition to any other law

Section 29 Amendment of the Ordinance 38 of 1944 Section 30 Repeal and saving

 

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