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Section 134 Breaches of official duty in connection with election - Representation of the People Act, 1951

What is Punishment for Breaches of official duty in connection with election? Section 134 of Representation of the People Act, 1951

Section 134 : Breaches of official duty in connection with election

(1) If any person to whom this section applies is without reasonable cause guilty of any act or omission in breach of his official duty, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.

(1A) An offence punishable under sub-section (1) shall be cognizable.

(2) No suit or other legal proceedings shall lie against any such person for damages in respect of any such act or omission as aforesaid.

 

 (3) The persons to whom this section applies are the district election officers, returning officers, assistant returning officers, presiding officers, polling officers and any other person appointed to perform any duty in connection with the receipt of nominations or withdrawal of candidatures, or the recording or counting of votes at an election; and the expression "official duty" shall for the purposes of this section be construed accordingly, but shall not include duties imposed otherwise than by or under this Act.

   

 

 
 


The Representation of the People Act 1951

Section 131 Penalty for disorderly conduct in or near polling stations

Section 132 Penalty for misconduct at the polling station

Section 132A Penalty for failure to observe procedure for voting

Section 133 Penalty for illegal hiring or procuring of conveyance at elections

Section 134 Breaches of official duty in connection with election

Section 134A Penalty for Government servants for acting as election agent, polling agent or counting agent

Section 134B Prohibition of going armed to or near a polling station

Section 135 Removal of ballot papers from polling station to be an offence

Section 135A Offence of booth capturing

Section 135B Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll

Section 135C Liquor not to be sold, given or distributed on polling day

Section 136 Other offences and penalties therefor

Section 137 Repealed

Section 138 Repealed

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