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SECTION 489A IPC - Indian Penal Code - Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes


Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty


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  1. IPC 489A in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 489A related FAQs
Whoever counterfeits, or knowingly performs any part of the process of 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 489A in Simple Words

If someone counterfeits or is involved in the process of counterfeiting currency notes 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 : Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes


Punishment : Imprisonment for Life or 10 Years + Fine


Cognizance : Cognizable


Bail : Non-Bailable


Triable : Court of Session



[Whoever counterfeits or performs knowingly any part of the counterfeiting process, of any currency-notes or bank notes, shall be punishable with 2 [imprisonment of life], or with either imprisonment of any description for a period which can extend up to ten year, and also be liable for fine.





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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the IPC Act 489?

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What is the punishment for fake notes?

What is the penalty for an offence involving fake currency? Under IPC section 489C, any attempt to circulate counterfeit currency in the knowledge that they are fake is punishable by fines or imprisonment from seven years up to life imprisonment or both. 27 Mar 2023


Is 489 a bailable offence?

IPC 489A does not carry a criminal penalty. 1 Nov 2023