SECTION 259 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Having possession of counterfeit Government stamp



Description of IPC Section 259

According to section 259 of Indian penal code, Whoever has in his possession any stamp which he knows to be a counterfeit of any stamp issued by Government for the purpose of revenue, intending to use, or dispose of the same as a genuine stamp, or in order that it may be used as a genuine stamp, 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 : Having possession of a counterfeit Government stamp


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 259


What offence is defined under IPC 259?

IPC 259 Offence: Having possession of a counterfeit Government stamp.


What is the punishment for IPC 259 Case?

The punishment for IPC 259 is 7 Years + Fine.


Is IPC 259 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 259 is a Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 259 offence?

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Is IPC 259 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 259 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 259 be tried?

IPC 259 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.


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