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SECTION 232 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Counterfeiting Indian coin


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 232
  2. IPC 232 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 232 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 232

According to section 232 of Indian penal code, Whoever counterfeits, or knowingly performs any part of the process of counterfeiting Indian coin, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 232 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 232 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone counterfeits or is involved in any step of counterfeiting Indian coins, they can be punished with either life imprisonment or imprisonment for up to ten years, and fined.

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Whoever counterfeits, or knowingly performs any part of the process of counterfeiting Indian coin, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


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


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session





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What is Section 233 IPC?

Section 233 IPC deals with, whoever makes or mends, or performs any part of the process of making or mending, or buys, sells, or disposes of, any die or instrument, for the purpose of being used, or knowing or having reasons to believe that it is intended to be used, for the purpose of counterfeiting coin, shall be ...

What is the section of coin in IPC?

Coin. According to Section 230 of the Indian Penal Code, coin means the metal which is being used for the time being as currency, and which is stamped and issued by the sovereign authority in the State. 5 Oct 2020

What is the meaning of counterfeiting of coins?

Counterfeit money, goods, or documents are not genuine, but have been made to look exactly like genuine ones in order to deceive people. He admitted possessing and delivering counterfeit currency. Synonyms: fake, copied, false, forged More Synonyms of counterfeit. Counterfeit is also a noun.

What is counterfeiting section of IPC?

A person is said to counterfeit who causes one thing to resemble another thing, intending by means of that resemblance to practice deception, or knowing it to be likely that deception will thereby be practiced.