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SECTION 249 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 249 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 249 related FAQs
Whoever performs on any Indian coin any operation which alters the appearance of that coin, with the intention that the said coin shall pass as a coin of a different description, 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 249 in Simple Words

In simple words, Section 249 of the Indian Penal Code states that if someone intentionally alters the appearance of an Indian coin to make it look like a different type of coin and tries to pass it off as such, they can be imprisoned for up to seven years and fined.


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Offence : Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Anyone who performs any alteration on an Indian coin with the intent to pass it off as another coin will be punished by imprisonment for up to seven years.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is under section 249?

The Magistrate, without regard to anything that has been said before, may at his discretion, any time prior to the scheduled hearing, decide whether the complaint is valid or not, and if the offence is a cognizable one.


What is the discharge of accused under section 249 of CRPC?

The Magistrate can discharge the complaint at his discretion, even before the charge is framed, if the complainant does not appear on the day set for hearing the case and if it has been lawfully compounded.


Is 294 B IPC bailable or not?

The nature of the offense under section 294 IPC It is cognizable. This means that police can arrest someone without a warrant and/or prior court approval. The summons is triable by any magistrate and bailable. 7 Jun 2023