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Co-Operative Societies Act 2008

Part XVI Offences

218. Corrupt practices and bribery

1.      Where-

a.      any member, agent or employee of a society corruptly accepts, agrees to accept, obtains or attempts to obtain whether for himself or another, any gift or consideration as an inducement or reward for-

                      i.         doing or forbearing to do any act relating to the business of the society; or

                     ii.         for showing favour or disfavour to any person in relation to the business of the society; or

a.      

b.     any person corruptly gives, agrees to give, or offers such gift or consideration to any member, agent or employee of a society as inducement or reward for any purpose mentioned in paragraph (a) , he is guilty of an offence and is liable-

                      i.         in the case of an offence under paragraph (a) , on summary conviction to a fine of $2,000 or to imprisonment for 2 years or both such fine and imprisonment and on indictment to imprisonment for 3 years;

                     ii.         in the case of an offence under paragraph (b) , on indictment to imprisonment for 5 years.

2.      In this section “consideration” includes valuable consideration of any kind.



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