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SECTION 467 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Forgery of valuable security, will, etc.


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 467
  2. IPC 467 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 467 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 467

According to section 467 of Indian penal code, Whoever forges a document which purports to be a valuable security or a will, or an authority to adopt a son, or which purports to give authority to any person to make or transfer any valuable security, or to receive the principal, interest or dividends thereon, or to receive or deliver any money, movable property, or valuable security, or any document purporting to be an acquittance or receipt acknowledging the payment of money, or an acquittance or receipt for the delivery of any movable property or valuable security, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 467 in Simple Words

If someone forges a document that pretends to be a valuable security, will, adoption authority, or any authorization for financial transactions or property exchanges, they can be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment for up to ten years, and may also be fined.

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Section 467 IPC mandates that u2013u201cWhoever forges a document which purports to be a valuable security or a will, or an authority to adopt a son, or which purports to give authority to any person to make or transfer any valuable security, or to receive the principal, interest or dividends thereon, or to receive or deliver ...


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Offence : Forgery of a valuable security, will or authority to make or transfer any valuable security, or to receive any money, etc.


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : When the valuable security is a promissory note of the Central Government


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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FAQ's on IPC Section 467

Can we get bail in IPC 467?

2011 under the provisions of section 167(2) Cr. P.C. ... 467 IPC is punishable with imprisonment for life or with imprisonment upto 10 years , yet the accused can be granted bail in a case ... in section 467 IPC and it has been held that the accused, who was in custody for more than 60 days, was not entitled to bail.

What is valuable security under IPC?

The words u201cvaluable securityu201d denote a document which is, or purports to be, a document whereby any legal right is created, extended, transferred, restricted, extinguished or released, or who hereby any person acknowledges that he lies under legal liability, or has not a certain legal right.