Helping a Public Servant Commit a Crime

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

You are breaking the law if you help, suggest or encourage a public servant to commit the crimes of accepting money or gifts in addition to their salary or property from business associates, even if the crime was not successfully committed. You can be sent to jail for a period of 3 to 7 years and will also have to pay a fine.

Example: Rajesh, Ravi’s cousin offers Mukesh (a public servant) a new house in return for appointing Ravi to the post of junior Railway officer. Even if Ravi does not get the post, Rajesh has “abetted” or helped Mukesh break the law.

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