SECTION 489B IPC - Indian Penal Code - Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes

Last Updated: 01 Sep, 2023
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


Description of IPC Section 489B

According to section 489B of Indian penal code, Whoever sells to, or buys or receives from, any other person, or otherwise traffics in or uses as genuine, any forged or counterfeit currency-note or bank-note, knowing or having reason to believe the same to be forged or counterfeit, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

IPC 489B in Simple Words

If someone knowingly sells, buys, receives, or uses as genuine any forged or counterfeit currency notes or banknotes, they can be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment for up to ten years, along with a fine.

Offence : Using as genuine forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes

Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Cognizable

Bail : Non-Bailable

Triable : Court of Session

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What offence is defined under IPC 489B?

IPC 489B Offence: Using as genuine forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes.

What is the punishment for IPC 489B Case?

The punishment for IPC 489B is Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine.

Is IPC 489B cognizable offence or non-cognizable offence?

IPC 489B is a Cognizable.

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Is IPC 489B bailable or non-bailable offence?

IPC 489B is a Non-Bailable offence.

In what court can IPC 489B be tried?

IPC 489B is tried in the court of Court of Session.

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