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SECTION 234 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Indian coin


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 234 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 234 related FAQs
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 reason to believe that it is intended to be used, for the purpose of counterfeiting Indian 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 234 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 234 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone manufactures, repairs, buys, sells, or deals with any die or instrument intended for counterfeiting Indian coins, they can be imprisoned for up to seven years and fined.


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Offence : Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting Indian coin


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



IPC 234: Making, purchasing or selling instruments for the purpose to counterfeit Indian coins.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the IPC Act 234?

Anyone who makes, mends or performs a part of the making, mending, process, or buys or sells or disposes off any die or instruments with the intention of using it, or knows or has reason to believe that the intended use is to counterfeit Indian coins, will be punished by imprisonment.


What is Section 235 of the IPC?

What is Section 235 IPC?


What is the IPC section for counterfeiting coins?

What section of the IPC is applicable to counterfeit coins?


What are the Offences relating to coins and government stamps?

According to section 259, anyone who possesses a revenue stamp issued by government while knowing that it is counterfeit and intends on using or disposing of the same, will be punished with either simple or rigorous imprisonment for up to 7 years, accompanied by a fine. 5 Oct 2020