SECTION 496 IPC - Indian Penal Code - Marriage ceremony fraudulently gone through without lawful marriage

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2024
By Advocate Chikirsha Mohanty

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  1. IPC 496 in Simple Words
  2. IPC Section 496 related FAQs
Whoever, dishonestly or with a fraudulent intention, goes through the ceremony of being married, knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

IPC 496 in Simple Words

If someone dishonestly or fraudulently undergoes a marriage ceremony, knowing they are not lawfully married, they can be punished with imprisonment for up to seven years and may also be fined.

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Offence : A person with fraudulent intention going through the ceremony of being married knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married

Punishment : 7 Years + Fine

Cognizance : Non-Cognizable

Bail : Bailable

Triable : Magistrate First Class

Anyone who, dishonestly, or with fraudulent intent, undergoes the ceremony to be married knowing that they are not lawfully married will be punished by imprisonment for up to seven years. They may also be fined.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Section 493 and 496?

Section 493 deals exclusively with deceitful and fraudulent marriages. 14 Aug 2020

What is the punishment for fake marriage certificate in India?

Penalty: The offence is punishable under Section 496. The offence can be punished by imprisonment, either of a simple or a strict nature, up to seven years in length, plus a fine.