SECTION 198 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Using as true a certificate known to be false

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 198

According to section 198 of Indian penal code, Whoever corruptly uses or attempts to use any such certificate as a true certificate, knowing the same to be false in any material point, shall be punished in the same manner as if he gave false evidence.

IPC 198 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 198 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone corruptly uses a false certificate, knowing it to be false, they will be punished as if they had given false evidence.

Offence : Using as a true certificate one known to be false in a material point

Punishment : As for False Evidence

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : As for False Evidence

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FAQ's on IPC Section 198

What offence is defined under IPC 198?

IPC 198 Offence: Using as a true certificate one known to be false in a material point.

What is the punishment for IPC 198 Case?

The punishment for IPC 198 is As for False Evidence.

Is IPC 198 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 198 is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 198 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 198 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 198 be tried?

IPC 198 is tried in the court of As for False Evidence.

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