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SECTION 419 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for cheating by personation


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 419
  2. IPC 419 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 419 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 419

According to section 419 of Indian penal code, Whoever cheats by personation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 419 in Simple Words

If someone cheats by pretending to be someone else, they can be punished with imprisonment up to three years, a fine, or both.

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Offence : Cheating by personation


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate





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FAQ's on IPC Section 419

What is the Section 419 IPC?

Whoever cheats by personation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

What is Section 419 of the CRPC?

Description. Every warrant for the execution of a sentence of imprisonment shall be directed to the officer in charge of the jail or other place in which the prisoner is, or is to be, confined.

What is 419 in law?

Any person who by any false pretence, and with intent to defraud, obtains from any other person anything capable of being stolen, or induces any other person to deliver to any person anything capable of being stolen, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for three years.

Is 419 and 420 of IPC are bailable?

The severity of the offence under Section 420, IPC is so much that it has been characterized as a non-bailable offence. In order to get bail in such cases, an accused would require very strong reasons. 1 Dec 2023