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Sec 23, Prevention of Corruption Act: Particulars in a charge [sec 13(1)(a)]

Section 23 (Particulars in a charge in relation to an offence under section 13(1)(a)) under Chapter V (Sanction for Prosecution and Other Miscellaneous Provisions) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988

❝Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), when an accused is charged with an offence under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 13, it shall be sufficient to describe in the charge the property in respect of which the offence is alleged to have been committed and the dates between which the offence is alleged to have been committed, without specifying particular items or exact dates, and the charge so framed shall be deemed to be a charge of one offence within the meaning of section 219 of the said Code:

 Provided that the time included between the first and last of such dates shall not exceed one year.❞



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Notes:

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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