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SECTION 263 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Erasure of mark denoting that stamp has been used


Last Updated: 01 Jul, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 263 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 263 related FAQs
Whoever, fraudulently or with intent to cause loss to Government, erases or removes from a stamp issued by Government for the purpose of revenue, any mark, put or impressed upon such stamp for the purpose of denoting that the same has been used, or knowingly has in his possession or sells or disposes of any such stamp from which such mark has been erased or removed, or sells or disposes of any such stamp which he knows to have been used, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 263 in Simple Words

According to section 263 of the Indian Penal Code, anyone who fraudulently removes a mark from a revenue stamp or possesses, sells, or disposes of such altered stamps with the intent to cause loss to the government can be punished with imprisonment up to three years or with a fine or both.


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Offence : Erasure of mark denoting that stamps have been used


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Anyone who, with the intent to defraud the Government, removes any marks or impressions placed or imprinted on a stamp issued to the Government to indicate that it has been used or has in their possession, sells, or disposes of a stamp like this, whether fraudulently or intentionally, is liable for a fine.





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