Section 134 Representation of the People Act, 1951

 


Section 134 Representation of the People Act, 1951: 


Breaches of official duty in connection with elections.—

(1) If any person to whom this section applies is without reasonable cause guilty of any act or omission in breach of his official duty, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees. 1[(1A) An offence punishable under sub-section (1) shall be cognizable.]

(2) No suit or other legal proceedings shall lie against any such person for damages in respect of any such act or omission as aforesaid.

(3) The persons to whom this section applies are the 2 3[district election officers, returning officers], assistant returning officers, presiding officers, polling officers and any other person appointed to perform any duty in connection with 4 the receipt of nominations or withdrawal of candidatures, or the recording or counting of votes at an election; and the expression “official duty” shall for the purposes of this section be construed accordingly, but shall not include duties imposed otherwise than by or under this Act 5



Supreme Court of India Important Judgments And Leading Case Law Related to Section 134 Representation of the People Act, 1951:  

Col. Arun Kumar Bhargava vs State Of M.P. on 1 December, 2000

Bhika @ Sandeep Singh vs The State Of Madhya Pradesh Thr. on 20 July, 2015

Ram Pujan Sharma vs The State Of Bihar Through The on 23 December, 2014

Indradeo Narayan Singh & Anr vs The State Of Bihar Through The on 19 August, 2017

Syed Azad Mahamid vs State Of Bihar on 19 March, 2010


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