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SECTION 267 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making or selling false weight or measure


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 267 in Simple Words
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Whoever makes, sells or disposes of any instrument for weighing, or any weight, or any measure of length or capacity which he knows to be false, in order that the same may be used as true, or knowing that the same is likely to be used as true, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 267 in Simple Words

According to section 267 of the Indian Penal Code, anyone who knowingly makes, sells, or uses false weighing instruments, weights, or measures that are intended to be used as genuine or likely to be used as such, can be punished with imprisonment up to one year or with a fine or both.


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Offence : Making or selling false weights or measures for fraudulent use


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



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...





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What is the IPC section 264 to 267?

The Indian Penal Code, 1861 defines four types of weights and measurements offences. The four types of offences are: Fraudulent Use of False Instruments for Weighing (Section 264), Fraudulent Use of False Weight or Measure (Section 260), and 21 April 2022


What is the IPC section 167?

167. A public servant who intentionally framed a document incorrectly with the intent to cause harm.