SECTION 488 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Punishment for making use of any such false mark

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 488 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 488 related FAQs
Whoever makes use of any such false mark in any manner prohibited by the last foregoing section shall, unless he proves that he acted without intent to defraud, be punished as if he had committed an offence against that section.

IPC 488 in Simple Words

If someone uses a false mark in a way prohibited by the previous section and cannot prove that they had no intent to defraud, they will be punished as if they committed an offense under that section.

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Offence : Making use of any such false mark

Punishment : 3 Years or Fine or Both

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Any Magistrate

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What is IPC 488?

Description. If a person uses a false mark in a manner that is prohibited by this section, they will be punished, unless they can prove that their actions were not fraudulent.

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What is the punishment for fake documents in India?

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