Section 176 BNS – Section 176 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 176 BNS or Section 176 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Illegal payments in connection with an election.

Section 176 of BNS is part of CHAPTER IX OF OFFENCES RELATING TO ELECTIONS in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 176 BNS

Whoever without the general or special authority in writing of a candidate incurs or authorises expenses on account of the holding of any public meeting, or upon any advertisement, circular or publication, or in any other way whatsoever for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election of such candidate, shall be punished with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees:

Provided that if any person having incurred any such expenses not exceeding the amount of ten rupees without authority obtains within ten days from the date on which such expenses were incurred the approval in writing of the candidate, he shall be deemed to have incurred such expenses with the authority of the candidate.




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