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.

 
 

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES UNDER INDIAN PENAL CODE 1860

Chapter V Abetment - Section 109, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115,116, 117, 118, 119, 120 of IPC

Chapter VA Criminal Conspiracy - Section 120B of IPC

Chapter VI Offences against the State - Section 121, 121a, 122, 123, 124, 124a, 125,,126, 127, 128, 129 and 130 of IPC

Chapter VII Offences relating to the Army, Navy and Air Force - Section 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 and 140 of IPC

Chapter VIII Offences against public tranquility - Section 143, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 153A, 153B, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159 and 160 of IPC

Chapter IX Offences by or relating to public servants - Sections 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 165A, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170 of 171 IPC

Chapter IVA offences relating to elections - Sections 171E, 171F, 171G, 171H and 171I of IPC

Chapter X Contempt of the lawful authority of pubic servants - Sections 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190 of IPC

Chapter XI False evidence and offences against public Justice - Sections 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 of IPC

Chapter XI False evidence and offences against public Justice - Sections 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216 of IPC

Chapter XI False evidence and offences against public Justice - Sections 216A, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 225A, 225B, 227, 228, 228A, 229 of IPC

Chapter XII Offences relating to Coin and Government Stamps - 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, 263A of IPC

Chapter XIII Offences relating to Weights and Measures - Section 264, 265, 266, 267 of IPC

Chapter XIV Offences affecting public health, safety, convenience, decency and morals - Sections 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294 and 294A of IPC

Chapter XV Offences Relating to Religion - Section 295, 295A, 296, 297 and 298 of IPC

Chapter XVI Offences affecting human body - Section 302, 303, 304, 304A, 304B, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318
 of IPC

Chapter XVI Offences affecting human body - Section 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348 of IPC

Chapter XVI Offences affecting human body - Section 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 363A, 364, 364A, 365, 366, 366A, 366B, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 376, 376A, 376B, 376C, 376D, 377 of IPC

Chapter XVII Offences against Property - Section 379, 380, 381, 382, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402 of IPC

Chapter XVII Offences against Property - Section 403, 404, 406, 407, 408, 409, 411, 412, 413, 414, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439 and 440 of IPC

Chapter XVII Offences against Property - Section 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462 of IPC

Chapter XVIII Offences relating to documents and to property marks - Section 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 477A, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 489A, 489B, 489C, 489D and 489E of IPC

Chapter XIX Criminal Breach of Contract of Service - Section 491 of IPC

Chapter XX Offences relating to Marriage - Section 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498 of IPC

Chapter XX A cruelty by husband or relatives of husband - Section 498A of IPC

Chapter XXI Defamation - Section 500, 501, 502 of IPC

Chapter XII Criminal Intimidation, Insult and Annoyance - Section 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510 of IPC

Chapter XIII Attempts to commit offences - Section 511 of IPC

 

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