Prevention of Corruption Act 1988

7th Apr, 2018

Stay of proceedings ordinarily not to be granted beyond six months

The Supreme Court in a landmark case has directed that in all pending cases where stay against proceedings of a civil or criminal trial is operating, the same will come to an end on expiry […]
6th Jun, 2016

Mere disregard of some code or procedure is not enough to establish guilt under Prevention of Corruption Act #indianlaws

Where the attempt of the prosecution was to bring the case within the fold of clause (ii) alleging that he misused his official position in issuing the certificate utterly fails as it is not even […]
3rd Mar, 2016

Prevention of Corruption Act applies to Private Banks as well #indianlaws

The Supreme Court held that, clearly, the object of enactment of PC Act was to make the anti-corruption law more effective and widen its coverage. In view of definition of public servant in Section 46A […]
31st Oct, 2015

Demand Of Illegal Gratification Also To Be Proved While Constituting Offence Of Corrupt Practices #indianlaws

The legal position with regard to Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act is settled that mere possession and recovery of the currency notes from the accused without proof of demand will not bring […]
11th Nov, 2014

Presumption U/s. 20 of Prevention of Corruption Act not attracted when there is no proof of demand

The question of raising the presumption under said Section 20 would not arise unless it is shown that there was conscious acceptance of the amount knowing it to be illegal gratification.
12th May, 2014

Status or position of Public Servant accused of bribery of no relevance #indianlaws

Can the Legislature lay down different principles for investigation/inquiry into the allegations of corruption for the public servants who hold a particular position?  
2nd May, 2014

Sting operations by the enforcement agencies #indianlaws

Sting operations by the enforcement agencies – Process yet to be experimented, tested and legally accepted in the Indian legal system