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

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“Whoever, not belonging to a certain class of public servants, wear any garb or carries any token resembling any garb 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.”

This segment implies if any individual not having a place with a specific class of public official, uses or shows anything having a place with that class of community worker having goal or information that he has a place with that class of public official, that individual will be rebuffed with detainment which can stretch out up to the time of 3 months, or fine which may reach out to Rs 200 or then again both.

Under Section 171, only wearing of a clothing or conveying any token taking after any attire or token utilized by that class of local officials with the goal to act like such community worker is culpable. On the off chance that it is clothing the charged should wear it and not only convey it and in the event that it is token he should display it and not simply keeping it in his pocket. It isn't required that some demonstration should be done or endeavor to be done in the accepted attire. Under Section 140 of the code wearing the clothing or conveying the badge of an officer is made culpable.

Under Section 140, the offense is finished, albeit no demonstration is done or endeavor is made in the expected authority character. The simple condition of wearing a clothing, or conveying a token, with the goal or information assumed, is adequate. It isn't required that something should pass in words. In the event that any demonstration is done, Section 170 will apply.

The offense of wearing a clothing of a community worker emerges when:

  • 1. An individual not having a place with a specific class of local official;
  • 2. Wears the attire or conveys any badge of that class;
  • 3. With the expectation that he may be accepted as such community worker.

An individual may both wear the clothing of a

community worker and use it with the end goal of extortion. All things considered the wearing of the clothing being compliant to the commission of the more noteworthy offense under Section 170 he must be indicted for that offense,

and not of both the offenses made deserving of Section 171 and Section 170.

An offense under Section 171 is cognizable, however request may usually issue in the main occasion. It is bailable however not compoundable and is offense by any Magistrate and might be attempted immediately.


  1. A. Area 171A in Indian Penal Codes

Title: Candidate Electoral right characterized

Portrayal: For the reasons for this Chapter-[(a)

"applicant" signifies an individual who has been named as an up-and-comer at an election;] (b) "constituent right" signifies the right of an individual to stand, or not to remain as, or to pull out from being, an up-and-comer or to cast a ballot or cease from casting a ballot at any

political race

  1. B. Segment 171B in Indian Penal Codes

Title: Bribery

Depiction: (1) Whoever—(I) gives a delight to any

individual with the object of induc­ing him or some other individual to practice any electing right or of remunerating any individual for having practiced any such right; or (ii) acknowledges either for himself or for some other individual any satisfaction as an award for practicing any such right or for actuating or endeavoring to instigate some other individual to practice any such right; submits the offense of pay off: Provided that a statement of public arrangement or a guarantee of public activity will not be an offense under this segment. (2) An individual who offers, or consents to give, or offers or endeavors to secure, a delight will be considered to give a gratifica­tion. (3) An individual who acquires or consents to acknowledge or endeavors to get a delight will be considered to acknowledge a satisfaction, and an individual who acknowledges a satisfaction as a rationale in doing what he doesn't expect to do, or as an award for doing what he has not done, will be considered to have

acknowledged the satisfaction as a prize.

  1. C. Segment 171C in Indian Penal Codes

Title: Undue impact at decisions

Depiction: (1) Whoever intentionally meddles or

endeavors to meddle with the free exercise of any discretionary right submits the offense of unjustifiable impact at a political decision. (2) Without bias to the consensus of the arrangements of sub-area (1), whoever—(a) undermines any competitor or citizen, or any individual in whom an up-and-comer or citizen is intrigued, with injury of any sort, or (b) actuates or endeavors to incite an up-and-comer or citizen to accept that he or any individual in whom he is intrigued will become or will be delivered an object of Divine dismay or of otherworldly reprimand, will be considered to meddle with the free exercise of the elec­toral right of such applicant or elector, inside the significance of sub-segment (1). (3) A revelation of public arrangement or a guarantee of public activity, or the simple exercise of a lawful right without aim to meddle with a discretionary right, will not be considered to be obstruction inside the

significance of this part.

  • D. Segment 171D in Indian Penal Codes

Title: Personation at decisions

Depiction: Whoever at a political race applies for a

democratic paper or votes for the sake of whatever other individual, regardless of whether living or dead, or in an invented name, or who having casted a ballot once at such political race applies at a similar political race for a democratic paper in his own name, and whoever abets, acquires or endeavors to get the democratic by any individual in any such manner, submits the offense or personation at a political decision: 167 [Provided that nothing in this segment will apply to an individual who has been approved to cast a ballot as intermediary for a balloter under any law for the time being in power to the

extent that he casts a ballot as an intermediary for such voter.