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SECTION 265 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Fraudulent use of false weight or measure


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 265 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 265 related FAQs
Whoever, fraudulently uses any false weight or false measure of length or capacity, or fraudulently uses any weight or any measure of length or capacity as a different weight or measure from what it is, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 265 in Simple Words

According to section 265 of the Indian Penal Code, anyone who fraudulently uses a false weight or measure, or uses a weight or measure in a way different from its actual value, can be punished with imprisonment up to one year or with a fine or both.


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Offence : Fraudulent use of false weight or measure


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who fraudulently uses a false weight, false measure of capacity or length, or uses a weight, measure of capacity or length as something other than what it really is shall be punished by imprisonment for up to a year or fine or both.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the IPC 267?

Anyone who makes, sells, or disposes any instrument for measuring weights, lengths, or capacities which they know to be false in order for them to be used for the purpose of being used for the true measure, or knows that it is likely to used for the true measurement, will be punished by imprisonment for any term that he chooses.


Is Section 365 IPC bailable?

The section 365 of the IPC states that a person cannot be released on bail for serious or non bailable offences. This means they can't request bail by right.