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

Last Updated: 01 Jun, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 466

According to section 466 of Indian penal code, 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.

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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What offence is defined under IPC 466?

IPC 466 Offence: Forgery of a record of a court of Justice or of a Registrar of Births, etc., kept by a public servant.

What is the punishment for IPC 466 Case?

The punishment for IPC 466 is 7 Years + Fine.

Is IPC 466 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 466 is a Non-Cognizable.

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Is IPC 466 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 466 is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 466 be tried?

IPC 466 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.

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