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SECTION 466 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Forgery of record of Court or of public register, etc.


Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 466 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 466 related FAQs
Whoever forges a document, purporting to be a record or proceeding of or in a Court of Justice, or a register of birth, baptism, marriage or burial, or a register kept by a public servant as such, or a certificate or document purporting to be made by a public servant in his official capacity, or an authority to institute or defend a suit, or to take any proceedings therein, or to confess judgment, or a power of attorney, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 466 in Simple Words

If someone forges a document claiming to be a court record, birth/marriage/burial register, certificate by a public servant, or authority to initiate legal proceedings or make decisions in a lawsuit, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to seven years and may also be fined.


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Offence : Forgery of a record of a court of Justice or of a Registrar of Births, etc., kept by a public servant


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class






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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Section 466 of IPC?

Punishment. A public servant can be punished for falsifying a document of a court or a birth registry, etc. 7 Years plus fine.


What is Section 456 of IPC?

Anyone who commits a lurking house-trespass or a house-breaking at night will be punished by imprisonment for up to three years. They may also be fined.


What is the punishment for IPC 468?

Forgery is punishable by up to seven years in prison and a fine under section 468 of IPC. Forgery is the act of creating a false document in order to deceive others or harm them. 25 May 2023