SECTION 261 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Effacing writing from substance bearing Government stamp, or removing from document a stamp used for it, with intent to cause loss to Government



Description of IPC Section 261

Whoever, fraudulently or with intent to cause loss to the Government, removes or effaces from any substance, bearing any stamp issued by Government for the purpose of revenue, any writing or document for which such stamp has been used, or removes from any writing or document a stamp which has been used for such writing or document, in order that such stamp may be used for a different writing or document, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

Offence : Effacing any writing from a substance bearing a Government stamp, or removing from a document a stamp used for it, with intent to cause a loss to Government


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 261


What offence is defined under IPC 261?

IPC 261 Offence: Effacing any writing from a substance bearing a Government stamp, or removing from a document a stamp used for it, with intent to cause a loss to Government.


What is the punishment for IPC 261 Case?

The punishment for IPC 261 is 3 Years or Fine or Both.


Is IPC 261 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 261 is a Cognizable.


How to file/defend your case for IPC 261 offence?

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Is IPC 261 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 261 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 261 be tried?

IPC 261 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.


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