What is Counterfeiting currency notes of bank notes? What is using as genuine a forged document? What is Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank- notes? What is Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes? What is Making or possessing instruments or materials for forging or counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes? What is Making or using documents resembling currency-notes or bank-notes? What are the punishments? Section 489A, 489B, 489C, 489D and 489E of Indian Penal Code 1860

Counterfeiting Currency Notes and Bank notes, using it as genuine, making etc and punishment for the crime are defined under Section 489A, 489B, 489C, 489D and 489E of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under these sections are:

 

 

 

 

Section 489A of Indian Penal Code. "Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes"

Whoever counterfeits, or knowingly performs any part of the process of counterfeiting, any currency-note or bank-note, shall be punished with [imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Explanation- For the purposes of this section and of sections 489B, 184[489C, 489D and 489E], the expression "bank-note" means a promissory note or engagement for the payment of money to bearer on demand issued by any person carrying on the business of banking in any part of the world, or issued by or under the authority of any State or Sovereign Power, and intended to be used as equivalent to, or as, a substitute for money.]

 

Section 489B of Indian Penal Code. "Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank- notes"

Whoever sells to, or buys or receives from, any other person, or otherwise traffics in or uses as genuine, any forged or counterfeit currency-note or bank-note, knowing or having reason to believe the same to be forged or counterfeit, shall be punished with [imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.]

 

Section 489C of Indian Penal Code. "Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or bank-notes"

Whoever has in his possession any forged or counterfeit currency-note or bank-note, knowing or having reason to believe the same to be forged or counterfeit and intending to use the same as genuine or that it may be used as genuine, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.]

 

Section 489D of Indian Penal Code. "Making or possessing instruments or materials for forging or counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes"

Whoever makes, or performs, any part of the process of making, or buys or sells or disposes of, or has in his possession, any machinery, instrument or material for the purpose of being. used, or knowing or having reason to believe that it is intended to be used, for forging or counterfeiting any currency-note or bank-note, shall be punished with [imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.]

 

Section 489E of Indian Penal Code. "Making or using documents resembling currency-notes or bank-notes"

(1) Whoever makes, or causes to be made, or uses for any purpose whatsoever, or delivers to any person, any document purporting to be, or in any way resembling, or so nearly resembling as to be calculated to deceive any currency-note or bank-note shall be punished with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees. (2) If any person, whose name appears on a document the making of which is an offence under sub-section (1), refuses, without lawful excuse, to disclose to a police officer on being so required the name and address of the person by whom it was printed or otherwise made, he shall be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees. (3) Where the name of any person appears on any document in respect of which any person is charged with an offence under sub-section (1) or on any other document used or distributed in connection with that document it may, until the contrary is proved, be presumed that person caused the document to be made.]

 

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