Submitting Tampered Document in a Court as "True Copy"

22-Aug-2023 (In Criminal Law)
In a matrimonial case, the wife submitted an application before the Family Court. Later, she challenged Order of the Family Court in the High Court. Here, she submitted a tampered copy (tampering in multiple places) of the Family Court application after affixing a "True Copy" stamp and her signature. As is the norm, she had also included an Affidavit on the last page which says that "All the annexures are the True Copies of the original documents".  A few months later, she filed an Additional Affidavit where she included a correct/non-tampered copy of this application. However, she never informed the Court that she had earlier submitted a tampered copy. The husband had accepted everything in good faith at the time and those were bulky submissions so it didn't come to his attention right away. Both documents are part of the record. Questions : Would it attract the offence of Sec. 463, IPC and other relevant Sections re: Forgery & False Evidence ? If so, how to go about it ? Thanks
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Answer #1
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It would amount to forgery if a fraudulent document is submitted before the honourable court, stating that on affidavit that it is a true document. Such perjury is punishable under the Indian penal code and the same can be brought before the attention of the Hon’ble Court.

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Answer #2
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I am not getting your question, You mean to say did she submitted the tampered Family order copy or application copy? Tampering means what type of tampering she did? Did she signed on behalf of some officer or a false stamp? If she have tampered with the order copy or any documentary evidence then it will fall under the ambit of Forgery.

Answer #3
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you can file application against in same court to produce forgery and false evidence on affidavit say to court file case against false affidavit in court.
and take court certified copy and file complain against in court or police station to forgery of documents.

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