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SECTION 206 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Fraudulent removal or concealment of property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or in execution


Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 206 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 206 related FAQs
Whoever fraudulently removes, conceals, transfers or delivers to any person any property or any interest therein, intending thereby to prevent that property or interest therein from being taken as a forfeiture or in satisfaction of a fine, under a sentence which has been pronounced, or which he knows to be likely to be pronounced, by a Court of Justice or other competent authority, or from being taken in execution of a decree or order which has been made, or which he knows to be likely to be made by a Court of Justice in a civil suit, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 206 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 206 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone fraudulently removes, conceals, transfers, or delivers property to prevent it from being taken as forfeiture or in satisfaction of a fine or court order, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years, or fined, or both.


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Offence : Fraudulent removal or concealment, etc., of property to prevent its seizure as a forfeiture, or in satisfaction of a Fine under sentence, or in execution of a decree


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



According to Section 206 of the Indian penal code: Whoever fraudulently removes or conceals any property, or any interest in it, or transfers or delivers that property to another person, with the intent to prevent this property, or interest, from being taken under a court order as forfeiture, or to satisfy a fine.





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