If a Private Person takes Money to Influence a Govt Decision, he can be charged under corruption Act


Law is found in Sec. 9 of Prevention of Corruption Act. Punishment is from Six months to Five years.

Any person who takes money to influence 1) Any named public servant 2) Any unnamed public servant 3) Any Government 4) Any Govt Body 5) Any Govt company is liable under this law.

After Dr Swamy Versus Dr. Manmohan Singh, judgement, No Sanction is needed at time of filing of Complaint in Court.

Haresh Raichura

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