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SECTION 417 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for cheating


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 417
  2. IPC 417 in Simple Words
  3. Talk To a Lawyer
  4. IPC Section 417 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 417

According to section 417 of Indian penal code, Whoever cheats shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 417 in Simple Words

If someone cheats, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to one year, a fine, or both.

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Punishment for cheating. Whoever cheats shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.


Offence : Cheating


Punishment : 1 Year or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





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FAQ's on IPC Section 417

Is 417 IPC cognizable or non cognizable?

It is non cognizable offence and a non-cognizable offence is one that is classified there in Indian Penal Code's first schedule and is bailable. In the cases of non offence, the police can't arrest the suspect without a warrant, and they can't begin an investigation without the court's approval.

What is 415 and 417 of IPC?

Section 415 of the I.P.C is the definition of cheating; the general punishment for which is contained in section 417 of the I.P.C. Section 416 of the I.P.C. defines what cheatingIndian Penal Code (IPC) by personation is. Aggravated forms of cheating are punishable under sections 418, 419 and 420 of the I.P.C. 11 Mar 2022

What is the IPC code for cheating?

Section 420 of the IPC, or IPC 420 as it is commonly known, deals with the act of cheating and dishonestly inducing the person deceived to deliver any property to any person, or to make, alter or destroy the whole or any part of a valuable security, or anything which is signed or sealed, capable of being converted into ...