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

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 489D in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 489D related FAQs
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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Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Anyone who sells, buys, receives, or traffics in counterfeit or forged currency notes or banknotes, or uses them as genuine while knowing or having reason for believing that they are counterfeit or forged, will be sentenced to life imprisonment or to either imprisonment or a fine.