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Section 117 Security for costs - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is Security for costs? Section 117 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 117 : Security for costs

(1) At the time of presenting an election petition, the petitioner shall deposit in the High Court in accordance with the rules of the High Court a sum of two thousand rupees as security for the costs of the petition.

(2) During the course of the trial of an election petition, the High Court may, at any time, call upon the petitioner to give such further security for costs as it may direct.

 

Section 118 : Security for costs from a respondent

No person shall be entitled to be joined as a respondent under subsection
(4) of section 86 unless he has given such security for costs as the High Court may direct.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 111 Report of withdrawal by the High Court to the Election Commission

Section 112 Abatement of election petitions

Section 116 Abatement or substitution on death of respondent

Section 116A Appeals to Supreme Court

Section 116B Stay of operation of order of High Court

Section 116C Procedure in appeal

CHAPTER V Cost and Security for Costs

Section 117 Security for costs

Section 118 Security for costs from a respondent

Section 119 Costs

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