SECTION 468 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Forgery for purpose of cheating

Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 468

According to section 468 of Indian penal code, Whoever commits forgery, intending that the document forged shall be used for the purpose of cheating, 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 for the purpose of cheating

Punishment : 7 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

FAQ's on IPC Section 468

What offence is defined under IPC 468?

IPC 468 Offence: Forgery for the purpose of cheating.

What is the punishment for IPC 468 Case?

The punishment for IPC 468 is 7 Years + Fine.

Is IPC 468 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 468 is a Cognizable.

How to file/defend your case for IPC 468 offence?

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Is IPC 468 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 468 is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 468 be tried?

IPC 468 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.

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