SECTION 474 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Having possession of document described in section 466 or 467, knowing it to be forged and intending to use it genuine



Description of IPC Section 474

According to section 474 of Indian penal code, Whoever has in his possession any document, knowing the same to be forged, and intending that the same shall fraudulently or dishonestly be used as genuine, shall, if the document is one of the description mentioned in section 466 of this Code, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine;

and if the document is one of the description mentioned in section 467, shall be punished 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.

Offence : Having possession of a document, knowing it to be forged, with intent to use it as genuine; If the document is one of the description mentioned in section 466 of the Indian Penal Code


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



Offence : If the document is one of the description mentioned in section 467 of the Indian Penal Code


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





FAQ's on IPC Section 474


What offence is defined under IPC 474?

IPC 474 Offence: Having possession of a document, knowing it to be forged, with intent to use it as genuine; If the document is one of the description mentioned in section 466 of the Indian Penal Code.


What is the punishment for IPC 474 Case?

The punishment for IPC 474 is 7 Years + Fine.


Is IPC 474 cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 474 is a Cognizable.


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Is IPC 474 bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 474 is a Bailable offence.


In what court can IPC 474 be tried?

IPC 474 is tried in the court of Magistrate First Class.


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