Section 171E Indian Penal Code, Section 171E IPC
171E. Punishment for bribery.—Whoever commits the offence of bribery shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both:
Provided that bribery by treating shall be punished with fine only.
Explanation.—“Treating” means that form of bribery where the gratification consists in food, drink, entertainment, or provision.
This section inserted by Act 39 of 1920, s. 2.