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SECTION 231 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Counterfeiting coin


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 231 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 231 related FAQs
Whoever counterfeits or knowingly performs any part of the process of counterfeiting coin, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 231 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 231 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone counterfeits or is involved in any step of counterfeiting coins, they can be imprisoned for up to seven years and fined.


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Offence : Counterfeiting, or performing any part of the process of counterfeiting coin


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 231 of the IPC?

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What is Section 232 of the IPC?

Anyone who counterfeits Indian coins or performs knowingly any part of that process, will be punished by imprisonment for life or imprisonment of either type for a period of up to 10 years. They may also be fined.


What is the meaning of counterfeit coins?

False money, goods or documents do not exist, but are made to appear exactly the same as genuine ones to fool people. He confessed to possessing and delivering fake currency. Synonyms for counterfeit: copied, fake, forged, false. Counterfeit can also be used as a noun.


What are the Offences relating to coin and government stamps?

Section 259 states that anyone who possesses a revenue stamp issued by government while knowing it is counterfeit and intends to use, or dispose of, the same as authentic, will be punished with either a simple or rigorous imprisonment of up to 7 years, accompanied by a fine. 5 Oct 2020