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SECTION 241 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Delivery of coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 241 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 241 related FAQs
Whoever delivers to any other person as genuine, or attempts to induce any other person to receive as genuine, any counterfeit coin which he knows to be counterfeit, but which he did not know to be counterfeit at the time when he took it into his possession, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine to an amount which may extend to ten times the value of the coin counterfeited, or with both.



IPC 241 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 241 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone knowingly gives or tries to convince another person that a counterfeit coin is genuine, but they were unaware it was counterfeit when they received it, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years, or fined up to ten times the value of the counterfeit coin, or both.


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Offence : Knowingly delivering to another any counterfeit coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit


Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or 10 x Value of Coin or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



If you are caught attempting to pass off counterfeit coins as genuine or delivering them to someone else as genuine but knowing they were counterfeit, and did not know it at the time of taking possession of the coin, then you will be sentenced to imprisonment.





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