What is Section 171E IPC?

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171E. Punishment for bribery —
Whoever commits the offence of bribery shall be punished with imprisonment ofveither description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both: Provided that bribery by treating shall be punished with fine only.
Explanation — “Treating” means that form of bribery where the gratification consists in food, drink, entertainment, or provision.
CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE
Punishment
—Imprisonment for 1 year, or fine, or both or if treating only, fine only—Non-cognizable—Bailable—Triable by Magistrate of the first class—Noncompoundable.

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