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SECTION 238 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Import or export of counterfeits of the Indian coin


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 238 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 238 related FAQs
Whoever imports into India, or exports there from, any counterfeit coin, which he knows or has reason to believe to be a counterfeit of 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 238 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 238 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone knowingly imports or exports any counterfeit Indian coin, they can be punished with either life imprisonment or imprisonment up to ten years, and fined.


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Offence : Import or export of counterfeit of Indian coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



Anyone who imports or exports counterfeit coins into India that he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe, are counterfeits of Indian currency will be punished by imprisonment for life or imprisonment of any description up to a maximum of ten years. They may also be fined.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 283 of the IPC?

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What is Section 239 of the IPC?

Anyone who, knowing that a counterfeit coin was counterfeit at the time he acquired it, and then fraudulently or with the intent to commit fraud, gives it to anyone or tries to get someone to accept it will be punished by imprisonment for either a year or more.


What is Section 230 of the IPC?

IPC Section 230. Coin defined. The definition of coin is: [A coin is a metal that has been stamped and issued as money by a sovereign power or governmental authority. 2[Indian coin.