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

Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 266

According to section 266 of Indian penal code, 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.

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

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What offence is defined under IPC 266?

IPC 266 Offence: Being in possession of false weights or measures for fraudulent use.

What is the punishment for IPC 266 Case?

The punishment for IPC 266 is 1 Year or Fine or Both.

Is IPC 266 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 266 is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 266 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 266 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 266 be tried?

IPC 266 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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