SECTION 257 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Government stamp

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 257 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 257 related FAQs
Whoever makes or performs any part of the process of making, or buys, or sells, or disposes of, any instrument for the purpose of being used, or knowing or having reason to believe that it is intended to be used, for the purpose of counterfeiting any stamp issued by Government for the purpose of revenue, 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 257 in Simple Words

According to section 257 of the Indian Penal Code, anyone who makes, buys, sells, or deals with instruments meant for counterfeiting government revenue stamps can be punished with imprisonment up to seven years and fined.

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Offence : Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp

Punishment : 7 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

Anyone who makes, performs or buys an instrument with the intention of using it, or knows or has reason to believe that the stamps issued by the Government are intended to be counterfeited, shall be punished.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Under which provision of the IPC is appropriate for the Government may commute the punishment of imprisonment of life?

The section 55 allows for the commutation to a sentence of life imprisonment, which can be either a term of imprisonment or incarceration not exceeding 14 years.