SECTION 464 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making a false document

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 464 in Simple Words
A person is said to make a false document:
  1. Who dishonestly or fraudulently makes, signs, seals or executes a document or part of a document, or makes any mark denoting the execution of a document, with the intention of causing it to be believed that such document or part of a document was made, signed, sealed or executed by or by the authority of a person by whom or by whose authority he knows that it was not made, signed, sealed or executed, or at a time at which he knows that it was not made, signed, sealed or executed; or
  2. Who, without lawful authority, dishonestly or fraudulently, by cancellation or otherwise, alters a document in any material part thereof, after it has been made or executed either by himself or by any other person, whether such person be living or dead at the time of such alteration; or
  3. Who dishonestly or fraudulently causes any person to sign, seal, execute or alter a document, knowing that such person by reason of unsoundness of mind or intoxication cannot, or that by reason of deception practised upon him, he does not know the contents of the document or the nature of the alteration.

IPC 464 in Simple Words

A person is said to make a false document if they dishonestly or fraudulently create, alter, or cause someone to sign a document with the intention to deceive others about its origin, content, or the authority behind it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is under section 464 of IPC?

This section states that a person who commits forgery will be punished. The punishment for forgery includes a maximum of two-years imprisonment, a fine or both. 15 Jun 2023

What is the section 465 IPC?

Forgery is punishable by imprisonment, either in the form of a fine or incarceration, for a period that can extend up to two years.

What is the difference between Section 463 and 464 IPC?

The Indian Penal Code 1860, Section 463, defines forgery. Section 464, Indian Penal Code 1860, provides a substantiation of this by defining when a fake document can be considered to have been created for the purpose to commit an offence under Section 463.