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Section 476 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

Section 476 Indian Penal Code

Section 476 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 is about Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents other than those described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material. It is under CHAPTER XVIII (OF OFFENCES RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND TO PROPERTY MARKS) of the Code.

Counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents other than those described in section 467, or possessing counterfeit marked material

Whoever counterfeits upon, or in the substance of, any material, any device or mark used for the purpose of authenticating 1 [any document or electronic record] other than the documents described in section 467 of this Code, intending that such device or mark shall be used for the purpose of giving the appearance of authenticity to any document then forged or thereafter to be forged on such material, or who with such intent, has in his possession any material upon or in the substance of which any such device or mark has been counterfeited, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

See also  Section 188 Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1860

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