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SECTION 266 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Being in possession of false weight or measure


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 266 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 266 related FAQs
Whoever is in possession of any instrument for weighing, or of any weight, or of any measure of length or capacity, which he knows to be false, intending that the same may be fraudulently used, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 266 in Simple Words

According to section 266 of the Indian Penal Code, if someone possesses a false weighing instrument, weight, or measure with the intention of using it fraudulently, they can be punished with imprisonment up to one year or with a fine or both.


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Offence : Being in possession of false weights or measures for fraudulent use


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



Anyone who is in possession, with the intent to use it fraudulently, of an instrument for weighing or a weight or a measure of length or volume that he knows is false shall be punished by imprisonment for up to 365 days, fines, or both.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 267 of the IPC?

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.


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Penal Code 266 PC in California is a statute that criminalizes luring a child into a brothel to prostitution or enticing a child to engage in sexual relations with another. A minor is someone under the age of 18.


Which IPC sections are related to injury?

Section 44 IPC defines injury. In Section 44 IPC, the term "injury" refers to any illegal harm caused by a person in their body, mind or reputation.