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SECTION 260 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be counterfeit


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 260 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 260 related FAQs
Whoever uses as genuine any stamp, knowing it to be a counterfeit of 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, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 260 in Simple Words

According to section 260 of the Indian Penal Code, if someone knowingly uses a fake stamp, pretending it's a genuine one issued by the government for revenue purposes, they can be punished with imprisonment up to seven years, or with a fine, or both.


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Offence : Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be counterfeit


Punishment : 7 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Anyone who uses a stamp as authentic, knowing that it is a counterfeit, and has been issued by the government for revenue purposes, will be punished either with imprisonment for up to seven years or with a fine or both.





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