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SECTION 484 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Counterfeiting a mark used by a public servant


Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 484
  2. IPC 484 in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 484 related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 484

According to section 484 of Indian penal code, Whoever counterfeits any property mark used by a public servant, or any mark used by a public servant to denote that any property has been manufactured by a particular person or at a particular time or place, or that the property is of a particular quality or has passed through a particular office, or that it is entitled to any exemption, or uses as genuine any such mark knowing the same to be counterfeit, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.



IPC 484 in Simple Words

If someone counterfeits a property mark used by a public servant or uses a fake mark knowing it to be counterfeit, which is used to denote specific information about the property or its origin, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to three years and may also be fined.

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Whoever counterfeits any property mark used by a public servant, or any mark used by a public servant to denote that any property has been manufactured by a particular person or at a particular time or place, or that the property is of a particular quality or has passed through a particular office, or that it is ...


Offence : Counterfeiting a property mark used by a public servant, or any mark used by him to denote the manufacture, quality, etc., of any property


Punishment : 3 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Magistrate First Class





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What is the IPC section 485?

Whoever makes or has in his possession any die, plate or other instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting a proper mark, or has in his possession a property mark for the purpose of denoting that any goods belong to a person to whom they do not belong, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a ...

What is Section 384 of the IPC?

Description. Whoever commits extortion shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

Which section of IPC deals with crime?

Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 121 (war against the Government of India), 132 (mutiny), 194 (false evidence to procure conviction for a capital offence), 302, 303 (murder, has been declared unconstitutional in the case of Mittu Singh vs State of Punjab), 305 (abetting suicide), 364A (kidnapping for ransom), 396 ( ...

Under which provision of the IPC is appropriate for the government may commute the punishment of imprisonment of life?

Section 55 provides for commutation of sentence of imprisonment for life which could be imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding fourteen years.