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Final vetting of proposal to make bribing voters a cognisable

Cognisable offence is one for which police can carry out an arrest without a warrant

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Stakeholders are giving final touches to a proposal to make bribing of voters during elections a cognisable offence, the Lok Sabh was informed on Wednesday. "The draft formulation drawn up in this regard has been circulated to all stakeholders for their final vetting," Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhary said in a written reply. The proposal of the Election Commission to make electoral bribery a cognizable offence under section 171B of the Indian Penal Code has been under consideration of the government since 2011. A cognisable offence is one for which police can ...

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 19:14 IST
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