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SECTION 247 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of Indian coin


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 247 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 247 related FAQs
Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly performs on any Indian coin any operation which diminishes the weight or alters the composition of that coin, 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 247 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 247 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone fraudulently or dishonestly alters the weight or composition of an Indian coin, they can be imprisoned for up to seven years and fined.


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Offence : Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of Indian coin


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Anyone who fraudulently or dishonestly performs any operation on 1 [any Indian Coin] which reduces the weight of the coin or changes its composition will be punished by imprisonment for either a period of up to seven years and a fine.





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