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Sec 16, Prevention of Corruption Act 1988: Matters to be taken into consideration for fixing fine

Section 16 (Matters to be taken into consideration for fixing fine) under Chapter III (Offences and Penalties) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988

❝Where a sentence of fine is imposed under section 7 or section 8 or section 9 or section 10 or section 11 or sub-section (2) of section 13 or section 14 or section 15, the court in fixing the amount of the fine shall take into consideration the amount or the value of the property, if any, which the accused person has obtained by committing the offence or where the conviction is for an offence referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 13, the pecuniary resources or property referred to in that clause for which the accused person is unable to account satisfactorily.❞



The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was amended by the:
 - the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (Act No. 01 of 2014);
 - the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 (Act No. 16 of 2018).

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