SECTION 255 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Counterfeiting Government stamp

Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 255

According to section 255 of Indian penal code, Whoever counterfeits, or knowingly performs any part of the process of counterfeiting, any stamp issued by Government for the purpose of revenue shall be punished with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Offence : Counterfeiting a Government stamp

Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Court of Session

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What offence is defined under IPC 255?

IPC 255 Offence: Counterfeiting a Government stamp.

What is the punishment for IPC 255 Case?

The punishment for IPC 255 is Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine.

Is IPC 255 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 255 is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 255 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 255 is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 255 be tried?

IPC 255 is tried in the court of Court of Session.

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