SECTION 418 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to person whose interest offender is bound to protect

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 418 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 418 related FAQs
Whoever cheats with the knowledge that he is likely thereby to cause wrongful loss to a person whose interest in the transaction to which the cheating relates, he was bound either by law, or by legal contract, to protect, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

IPC 418 in Simple Words

If someone cheats and knows that it will cause harm to someone they were legally obligated to protect in that transaction, they can be punished with imprisonment up to three years, a fine, or both.

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Offence : Cheating a person whose interest the offender was bound, either by law or by legal contract, to protect

Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

Comments by Users

Please suggest example for the section 418

Reply by LawRato
An example of Section 418 is stated below:

In case an employee of a bank falsifies records and issues loans to various fictitious persons and thereby misappropriates money, such person would have committed the offence punishable under Section 418 of the IPC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Section 418 of the CPC?

(1) If the court sentences the accused to life imprisonment or to imprisonment in a specified period of time in cases that are not covered by section 413 the Court shall immediately forward a warrant for his confinement to the jail, prison, or other place where he will be, or has been, imprisoned.

Is the IPC 419 bailable?

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