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INDIAN KANOON SECTION 471 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Using as genuine a forged document

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    Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly uses as genuine any document which he knows or has reason to believe to be a forged document, shall be punished in the same manner as if he had forged such document.


    Applicable Offences

    1. Using as genuine a forged document which is known to be forged
    Punishment - Same as for Forgery of such document
    This is a Bailable, Cognizable offence and triable by Magistrate First Class

    2. When the forged document is a promissory note of the Central Government
    Punishment - Same as for Forgery of such document
    This is a Bailable, Cognizable offence and triable by Magistrate First Class

    This offence in NOT compoundable.


    1.If an offence is cognizable, police has the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court. Otherwise police does not have the authority to arrest the accused without a warrant and an investigation cannot be initiated without a court order.

    2.If an offience is bailable, police has the authority to release the accused on bail on getting the defined surety amount along with a duly filled bail bond at the concerned police station. Otherwise arrested person has to apply for bail before a magistrate or court

    3. If an offence is compoundable, a compromise can be done between the accused and the victim, and a trial can be avoided. Otherwise, No compromise is allowed between the accused and the victim except under certain situations, where the High Court or the Supreme Court have the authority for quashing a matter.

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