Sections 161 to 171

THE INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860


CONTENTS


CHAPTER-IX


OF OFFENCES BY
OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS

161. to 165A [Repealed]


166. Public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause injury to any person


167. Public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury


168. Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade


169 Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property


170. Personating a public servant


171. Wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent


CHAPTER
IX


OF
OFFENCES BY OR RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVANTS


161 TO 165A: -

[Rep. by the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (49 or 1988), sec. 31.]


166. Public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause injury
to any person
:-

Whoever, being a public servant, knowingly disobeys any direction of the law as to the way in which he is to conduct himself as such public servant, intending to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will, by such disobedience, cause injury to any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.


Illustration


A, being an officer directed by law to take property in execution, in order to satisfy a decree pronounced in Z’s favour by a Court of Justice, knowingly disobeys that direction of law, with
the knowledge that he is likely thereby to cause injury to Z. A has committed the offence defined in this section.


167. Public servant farming an incorrect document with intent to cause injury: -

Whoever, being a public servant, and being, as such public servant, charged with the preparation or translation of any document, frames or translates that document in a manner which he knows or believes to be incorrect, intending thereby to cause or knowing it to be likely that he may thereby cause injury to any person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.


168. Public servant unlawfully engaging in trade: --

Whoever, being a public servant, and being legally bound as such public servant not to engage in trade, engages in trade, shall be punished with simple imprisonment
for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.


169. Public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property: --

Whoever, being a public servant, and being legally bound as such public servant, not to purchase or bid for certain property, purchases or bids for that property, either in his own name or in the name of another, or jointly, or in shares with others, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or
with fine, or with both; and the property, if purchased, shall be confiscated.


170. Personating a public servant: --

Whoever pretends to hold any particular office as a public servant, knowing that he does not hold such office or falsely personates any other person holding such office,
and in such assumed character does or attempts to do any act under colour of such office, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


171. Wearing grab or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent: -

Whoever, not belonging to a certain class of public servants, wear any grab or carries any token resembling any grab or token used by that class of public servants, with the intention that it may be believed, or with the knowledge that it is likely to be believed, that he belongs to that class of public servants, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both.


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