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SECTION 235 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 235
  2. IPC 235 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 235 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 235

According to section 235 of Indian penal code, Whoever is in possession of any instrument or material, for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin, or knowing or having reason to believe that the same is intended to be used for that purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine;

if Indian coin — and if the coin to be counterfeited is Indian coin, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 235 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 235 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone is found in possession of any instrument or material meant for counterfeiting coins or if they know or have reason to believe it's intended for counterfeiting, they can be imprisoned for up to three years and fined. If the coin to be counterfeited is Indian coin, the punishment can be imprisonment for up to ten years and fine.

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u2014Whoever is in possession of any instrument or material, for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin, or knowing or having reason to believe that the same is intended to be used for that purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and ...


Offence : Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin


Punishment : 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If Indian coin


Punishment : 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session





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What is Section 235?

IPC Section 235 - Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin

What is Section 236 of the IPC?

236. Abetting in India the counterfeiting out of India of coin. u2014Whoever, being within 242 [India], abets the counterfeiting of coin out of 242 [India], shall be punished in the same manner as if he abetted the counterfeiting of such coin within 242 [India].

What is Section 35 of the IPC case law?

Whenever an act, which is criminal only by reason of its being done with a criminal knowledge or intention, is done by several persons, each of such persons who joins in the act with such knowledge or intention is liable for the act in the same manner as if the act were done by him alone with that knowledge or ...