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SECTION 489D IPC - Indian Penal Code - Making or possessing instruments or materials for forging or counterfeiting currency notes or bank-notes


Last Updated: 01 Mar, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. Description of IPC Section 489D
  2. IPC 489D in Simple Words
  3. IPC Section 489D related FAQs

Description of IPC Section 489D

According to section 489D of Indian penal code, Whoever makes, or performs any part of the process of making, or buys of sells or disposes of, or has in his possession, any machinery, instrument of material for the purpose of being used, or knowing or having reason to believe that it is intended to be used, for forging or counterfeiting any currency-note or bank-note, 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 489D in Simple Words

If someone makes, uses, buys, sells, or possesses any machinery or material for the purpose of forging or counterfeiting currency or banknotes, they can be punished with life imprisonment or imprisonment for up to ten years, along with a fine.

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Offence : Making or possessing machinery, instrument or material for forging or counterfeiting 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 is 489 D of IPC?

IPC Section 489D - Making or possessing instruments or materials for forging or counterfeiting currency notes or bank-notes

What is Section 489 B of the IPC?

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 ...