SECTION 472 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable under section 467

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 472 in Simple Words
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Whoever makes or counterfeits any seal, plate or other instrument for making an impression, intending that the same shall be used for the purpose of committing any forgery which would be punishable under section 467 of this Code, or, with such intent, has in his possession any such seal, plate or other instrument, knowing the same to be counterfeit, shall be punishable with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

IPC 472 in Simple Words

If someone makes or counterfeits a seal, plate, or other instrument to commit forgery punishable under section 467, or possesses such a counterfeit instrument knowing its purpose, they can be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment for up to seven years, and may also be fined.

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Offence : Making or counterfeiting a seal, plate, etc., with intent to commit a forgery punishable under section 467 of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing with like intent any such seal, plate, etc. knowing the same to be counterfeit

Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 7 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

IPC Section 472: Making or possessing counterfeit seals, etc. with intent to forgery. Punishable under section 467

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the police rule 472?

IPC 472 in Simple Words A person who makes or counterfeits an instrument, seal, plate or other to commit forgery punishable by section 467 or has such a counterfeit device in their possession knowing its purpose can be sentenced to life imprisonment, imprisonment up to seven-years, or fined. 1 Dec 2023

What is Section 474 of IPC?

SECTION 474 IPC (Indian Penal Code) - Possession of a document described in sections 466 or 467 knowing that it is forged, and intending to use the genuine document.

Is the IPC 471 bailable?

The Section 471 offence is cognizable and bailable. It cannot be compounded. The offence can be tried by First Class Judicial Magistrates. It is cognizable if the forgery involves a promissory bill of Central Government. 11 Feb 2022