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 Jun, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 418

According to section 418 of Indian penal code, 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.

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

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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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FAQ's on IPC Section 418

What offence is defined under IPC 418?

IPC 418 Offence: Cheating a person whose interest the offender was bound, either by law or by legal contract, to protect.

What is the punishment for IPC 418 Case?

The punishment for IPC 418 is 3 Years or Fine or Both.

Is IPC 418 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 418 is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 418 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 418 is a Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 418 be tried?

IPC 418 is tried in the court of Any Magistrate.

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