What is Forged document? What is using as genuine a forged document? What is Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable under section? What is Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable otherwise? What is Having possession of document described in section 466 or 467, knowing it to be forged and intending to use it as genuine? What are the punishments? Section 470, 471, 472, 473 and 474 of Indian Penal Code 1860.

Forgery document, using forgery document as genuine, making or possessing  counterfeit seal etc, are defined under Section 470, 471, 472, 473 and 474 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under these sections are:

Section 470 of Indian Penal Code. "Forged document"

 

A false document made wholly or in part by forgery is designated "a forged document"

Section 471 of Indian Penal Code. "Using as genuine a forged document"

Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly uses as genuine any document which he knows or has reason to believe to be a forged document, shall be punished in the same manner as if he had forged such document.

Section 472 of Indian Penal Code. "Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable under section 467"

Whoever makes or counterfeits any seal, plate or other instrument for making an impression, intending that the same shall be used for the purpose of committing any forgery which would be punishable under section 467 of this Code, or, with such intent, has in his possession any such seal, plate or other instrument, knowing the same to be counterfeit, shall be punished with [imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine..

Section 473 of Indian Penal Code. "Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable otherwise"

Whoever makes or counterfeits any seal, plate or other instrument for making an impression, intending that the same shall be used for the purpose of committing any forgery which would be punishable under any section of this Chapter other than section 467, or, with such intent, has in his possession any such seal, plate or other instrument, knowing the same to be counterfeit, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Section 474 of Indian Penal Code. "Having possession of document described in section 466 or 467, knowing it to be forged and intending to use it as genuine"

Whoever has in his possession any document, knowing the same to be forged, and intending that the same shall fraudulently or dishonestly be used as genuine, shall, if the document is one of the description mentioned in section 466 of this Code, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine; and if the document is one of the description mentioned in section 467, shall be punished with [imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description, for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

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Section 470, 471, 472, 473 and 474 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is Forged document? What is using as genuine a forged document? What is Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable under section? What is Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable otherwise? What is Having possession of document described in section 466 or 467, knowing it to be forged and intending to use it as genuine?

 

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