Section 172 BNS – Section 172 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 172 BNS or Section 172 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Personation at elections.

Section 172 of BNS is part of CHAPTER IX OF OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 172 BNS

Whoever at an election applies for a voting paper on votes in the name of any other person, whether living or dead, or in a fictitious name, or who having voted once at such election applies at the same election for a voting paper in his own name, and whoever abets, procures or attempts to procure the voting by any person in any such way, commits the offence of personation at an election:

Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to a person who has been authorised to vote as proxy for an elector under any law for the time being in force in so far as he votes as a proxy for such elector.




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