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

Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 247

According to section 247 of Indian penal code, 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.

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

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What offence is defined under IPC 247?

IPC 247 Offence: Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of Indian coin.

What is the punishment for IPC 247 Case?

The punishment for IPC 247 is 7 Years + Fine.

Is IPC 247 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 247 is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 247 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 247 is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 247 be tried?

IPC 247 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.

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