What is offences relating to coin and Government Stamps? Classification of offences under Section 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263 and 263A of Indian Penal Code 1860

Offences relating to coins and government stamps under Section 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263 and 263A of Indian Penal Code 1860. Classification of offences relating to elections are:

 

 

 CHAPTER XII - OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS

 

Section

 

Offence

 

Punishment

 

Cognizable or non-cognizable

 

Bailable or non-bailable

 

By what court triable

 

231 IPC

 

Counterfeiting, or performing any part of the process of counterfeiting coin.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

232 IPC

 

Counterfeiting, or performing any part for the process of counterfeiting coin.

 

Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Court of Session

 

233 IPC

 

Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting Indian coin.

 

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

234 IPC

 

Making, buying or selling instrument of the purpose of counterfeiting Indian coin.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Court of Session.

 

234 IPC

 

Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin,

 

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

   

If Indian coin.

 

Imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Court of Session

 

236 IPC

 

Abetting, in India, the  counterfeiting, out of India, of coin.

 

The punishment provided for  abetting the counterfeiting of such coin within India.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Court of Session

 

237 IPC

 

Import or export of counterfeit coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit.

 

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class.

 

238 IPC

 

Import or export of counterfeit of Indian coin, knowing the same to be counterfeit.

 

Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Court of Session

 

239 IPC

 

Having any counterfeit coin known to be such when it came into possession, and delivering, etc., the same to any person.

 

Imprisonment for 5 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class.

 

240 IPC

 

Same with respect to Indian coin.

 

Imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Court of Session

 

241 IPC

 

Knowingly delivering to another any counterfeit coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit.

 

Imprisonment for 2 years, fine, or 10 times the value of the coin counterfeited, or both.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Any Magistrate.

 

242 IPC

 

Possession of counterfeit coin by a person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof.

 

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class.

 

243 IPC

 

Possession of Indian coin by a person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class.

 

244 IPC

 

Person employed in a Mint causing coin to be of a different weight or composition from that fixed by law.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class.

 

245 IPC

 

Unlawfully taking from a Mint any coining instrument.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class.

 

246 IPC

 

Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of Indian coin.

 

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

247 IPC

 

Fraudulently diminishing the weight or altering the composition of Indian coin.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

248 IPC

 

Altering appearance of any coin with intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description.

 

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

249 IPC

 

Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as a coin of a different description.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

250 IPC

 

Delivery to another of coin possessed with the knowledge that it is altered.

 

Imprisonment for 5 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

251 IPC

 

Delivery of Indian coin possessed with the knowledge that it is altered.

 

Imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Court of Session.

 

252 IPC

 

Possession of altered coin by a person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof.

 

Imprisonment for 3 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

253 IPC

 

Possession of Indian coin by a person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof.

 

Imprisonment for 5 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

254 IPC

 

Delivery to another of coin as genuine which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be altered.

 

Imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or 10 times the value of the coin.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Any Magistrate.

 

255 IPC

 

Counterfeiting a Government stamp.

 

Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Court of Session.

 

256 IPC

 

Having possession of an instrument or material for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

257 IPC

 

Making, buying or selling instrument for the purpose of counterfeiting a Government stamp.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

258 IPC

 

Sale of counterfeit Government Stamp.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

259 IPC

 

Having possession of a counterfeit Government stamp.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years and fine

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

260 IPC

 

Using as genuine a Government stamp known to be counterfeit.

 

Imprisonment for 7 years, or fine, or both.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

261 IPC

 

Effacing any writing from a substance bearing a Government stamp, or removing from a document a stamp used for it, with intent to cause a loss to Government.

 

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine or both.

 

Cognizable

 

Non-bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

262 IPC

 

Using a Government stamp known to have been before fine, used.

 

Imprisonment for 2 years or fine, or both.

 

Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate

 

263 IPC

 

Erasure of mark denoting that stamps have been used.

 

Imprisonment for 3 years, or fine, or both.

 

Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Magistrate of the first class

 

263A IPC

 

Fictitious stamps

 

Fine of 200 rupees

 

Cognizable

 

Bailable

 

Any Magistrate.

 

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