Section 127 Representation of the People Act, 1951


Section 127 Representation of the People Act, 1951: 

 Disturbances at election meetings.—

(1) Any person who at a public meeting to which this section applies acts, or incites others to act, in a disorderly manner for the purpose of preventing the transaction of the business for which the meeting was called together, 1[shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2[six months or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees], or with both]]. 3[(1A) An offence punishable under sub-section (1) shall be cognizable.]

(2) This section applies to any public meeting of a political character held in any constituency between the date of the issue of a notification under this Act calling upon the constituency to elect a member or members and the date on which such election is held.

(3) If any police officer reasonably suspects any person of committing any offence under sub-section (1), he may, if requested so to do by the chairman of the meeting, require that person to declare to him immediately his name and address and, if that person refuses or fails so to declare his name and address, or if the police officer reasonably suspects him of giving a false name or address, the police officer may arrest him without warrant.

Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 127 Representation of the People Act, 1951:  

Surinder Singh vs Hardial Singh And Ors on 29 October, 1984

Mahmadul Haque Laskar vs State Of Assam And Ors. on 20 November, 2002

A R Fazal vs The State Of Karnataka on 28 May, 2018

Baburao Bagaji Karemore & Ors vs Govind & Others on 27 November, 1973

Sadanand Singh vs State Of Bihar & Anr on 24 November, 2010

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