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SECTION 244 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Person employed in mint causing coin to be of different weight or composition from that fixed by law


Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 244 in Simple Words
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Whoever, being employed in any mint lawfully established in India, does any act, or omits what he is legally bound to do, with the intention of causing any coin issued from that mint to be of a different weight or composition from the weight or composition fixed by law, 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 244 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 244 of the Indian Penal Code states that if an employee of a legally established mint in India intentionally alters the weight or composition of coins issued from that mint, they can be imprisoned for up to seven years and fined.


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Offence : Person employed in a Mint causing coin to be of a different weight or composition from that fixed by law


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Anyone employed by a mint legally established in India who does anything, or fails to do what they are legally required to, with the intent to cause any coin issued to be of a weight or composition different from the weight and composition set forth in law shall be punished either with imprisonment or with a fine.





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