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SECTION 475 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 475
  2. IPC 475 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 475 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 475

According to section 475 of Indian penal code, Whoever counterfeits upon, or in the substance of, any material, any device or mark used for the purpose of authenticating any document described in section 467 of this Code, intending that such device or mark shall be used for the purpose of giving the appearance of authenticity to any document then forged or thereafter to be forged on such material, or who, with such intent, has in his possession any material upon or in the substance of which any such device or mark has been counterfeited, 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.



IPC 475 in Simple Words

If someone counterfeits a device or mark used to authenticate documents described in section 467 of the Code, intending to make forged documents appear authentic, or possesses such material with that intent, they can be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment for up to seven years, and may also be fined.

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Offence : Counterfeiting a device or mark used for authenticating documents described in section 467 of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing counterfeit marked material


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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What is Section 475 of the IPC?

IPC Section 475 - Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material

What is Section 476 of the IPC?

Whoever counterfeits upon, or in the substance of, any material, any device or mark used for the purpose of authenticating any document or electronic record 1 other than the documents described in section 467 of this Code, intending that such device or mark shall be used for the purpose of giving the appearance of ...

What is the IPC section 472?

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