SECTION 465 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for forgery

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

Whoever commits forgery shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


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Offence : Forgery

Punishment : 2 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

Forgery is punishable by imprisonment or fine of up to two years. PunishmentImprisonment for 2 years, or fine, or bothNon-cognizableBailableTriable by Magistrate of the first classNon-compoundable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IPC 471 and punishment?

Anyone who fraudulently or dishonestly presents as authentic a document that he knows to be false or has good reason to believe it to be, will be punished the same as if they had forgeried such document.

Is a forgery case bailable?

The Section 471 offences are committed whenever and wherever a forged document or electronic recording is used with fraudulent or dishonest intention. This offence is cognizable. It can be bailed, it cannot be compounded and it's triable by first class Judicial Magistrates. 11 Feb 2022

Is 468 IPC cognizable?

This section outlines the offences that are cognizable. They are non-bailable. And they can be tried by a Magistrate First Class. The punishment may include imprisonment, which can be increased to seven years or fines, or both depending on the case. 25 May 2023