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SECTION 239 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Delivery of coin possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 239
  2. IPC 239 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 239 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 239

According to section 239 of Indian penal code, Whoever, having any counterfeit coin, which at the time when he became possessed of it, he knew to be counterfeit, fraudulently or with intent that fraud may be committed, delivers the same to any persons or attempts to induce any person to receive it, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 239 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 239 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone knowingly possesses a counterfeit coin and with the intent to commit fraud, gives or tries to persuade someone else to accept it, they can be imprisoned for up to five years and fined.

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Whoever, having any counterfeit coin, which at the time when he became possessed of it, he knew to be counterfeit, fraudulently or with intent that fraud may be committed, delivers the same to any persons or attempts to induce any person to receive it, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a ...


Offence : Having any counterfeit coin known to be such when it came into possession, and delivering, etc., the same to any person


Punishment : 5 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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