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SECTION 487 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making a false mark upon any receptacle containing goods


Last Updated: 01 May, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 487 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 487 related FAQs
Whoever makes any false mark upon any case, package or other receptacle containing goods, in a manner reasonably calculated to cause any public servant or any other person to believe that such receptacle contains goods which it does not contain or that it does not contain goods which it does contain, or that the goods contained in such receptacle are of a nature or quality different from the real nature or quality thereof, shall, unless he proves that he acted without intent to defraud, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.



IPC 487 in Simple Words

If someone puts a false mark on a package in a way that could deceive a public servant or any person about the contents or quality of the goods inside, and they cannot prove they did it without intent to defraud, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to three years, a fine, or both.


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Offence : Fraudulently marking a false mark upon any package or receptacle containing goods, with intent to cause it to be believed that it contains goods which it does not contain, etc.


Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both


Cognizance : Non-Cognizable


Bail : Bailable


Triable : Any Magistrate



According to Section 487 of the Indian penal code: Whoever places a false mark on any case, package, or other receptacle that contains goods in a way that is reasonably calculated to lead a public servant or another person to believe such receptacle does not contain goods or does not have goods.





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