SECTION 263A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Prohibition of fictitious stamps

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 263A

According to section 263A of Indian penal code,

  1. Whoever:
    1. makes, knowingly utters, deals in or sells any fictitious stamp, or knowingly uses for any postal purpose any fictitious stamp, or
    2. has in his possession, without lawful excuse, any fictitious stamp, or
    3. makes or, without lawful excuse, has in his possession any die, plate, instrument or materials for making any fictitious stamp, shall be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees.
  2. Any such stamp, die, plate, instrument or materials in the possession of any person for making any fictitious stamp may be seized and, if seized shall be forfeited.
  3. In this section ?fictitious stamp? means any stamp falsely purporting to be issued by Government for the purpose of denoting a rate of postage, or any facsimile or imitation or representation, whether on paper or otherwise, of any stamp issued by Government for that purpose.
  4. In this section and also in sections 255 to 263, both inclusive, the word ?Government?, when used in connection with, or in reference to, any stamp issued for the purpose of denoting a rate of postage, shall, notwithstanding anything in section 17, be deemed to include the person or persons authorized by law to administer executive Government in any part of India, and also in any part of Her Majesty?s dominions or in any foreign country.

Offence : Fictitious stamps

Punishment : Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

FAQ's on IPC Section 263A

What offence is defined under IPC 263A?

IPC 263A Offence: Fictitious stamps.

What is the punishment for IPC 263A Case?

The punishment for IPC 263A is Fine.

Is IPC 263A cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 263A is a Cognizable.

How to file/defend your case for IPC 263A offence?

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Is IPC 263A bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 263A is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 263A be tried?

IPC 263A is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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