Influencing Public Servants to Commit Crimes

Last updated on Jun 15, 2022

You are breaking the law if you as a public servant help someone commit the crime of influencing public servants. It does not matter that the public servant did not actually act on the influence exerted on him/her. The mere fact of the influence is a crime. You can be sent to jail for a period of 3 years to 7 years along with a fine.

Example: If I, as a District Magistrate, influence the Chief Engineer to favour a friend in a road construction tender, whether my friend gets the tender doesn’t matter, the magistrate can still be punished for just the influencing part.

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