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SECTION 476 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents other than those described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 476 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 476 related FAQs
Whoever counterfeits upon, or in the substance of, any material, any device or mark used for the purpose of authenticating any document 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 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 of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 476 in Simple Words

If someone counterfeits a device or mark used to authenticate any document (other than those described in section 467) with the intention of making forged documents appear authentic, or possesses such material, they can be punished with 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 other than those described in section 467 of the Indian Penal Code, or possessing counterfeit marked material


Punishment : 7 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class



IPC Section 476: Possession of counterfeit marked materials or devices, other than those listed in section 467.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the IPC section 472?

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


What is counterfeit in IPC?

Description. The counterfeiter is the person who makes one thing resemble another, with the intention of deceiving others, or with knowledge that it will be possible to deceive them.