SECTION 262 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Using Government stamp known to have been before used

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 262 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 262 related FAQs
Whoever, fraudulently or with intent to cause loss to the Government, uses for any purpose a stamp issued by Government for the purpose of revenue, which he knows to have been before used, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 262 in Simple Words

According to section 262 of the Indian Penal Code, if someone knowingly uses a revenue stamp that has been used before, with the intention to cause loss to the government, they can be punished with imprisonment up to two years or with a fine or both.

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Offence : Using a Government stamp known to have been before used

Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

Anyone who, with the intent to harm the Government or to commit fraud, uses a Government stamp for revenue purposes, knowing that it has been used before, will be punished by imprisonment for up to two years or a fine.

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