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SECTION 207 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Fraudulent claim to property to prevent its seizure as forfeited or in execution


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 207 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 207 related FAQs
Whoever fraudulently accepts, receives or claims any property or any interest therein, knowing that he has no right or rightful claim to such property or interest, or practices any deception touching any right to 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 207 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 207 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone fraudulently accepts, receives, or claims property that they have no right to, with the intention of preventing 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 : Claiming property without right, or practicing deception touching any right to it, to prevent its being taken 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






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