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IPC Section 471: Using As Genuine A Forged Document Or Electronic Record
Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly uses as genuine any 1 document or electronic record which he knows or has reason to believe to be a forged 1 document or electronic record, shall be punished in the same manner as if he had forged such 1 document or electronic record.
- Subs. by Act 21 of 2000, s. 91 and the First Sch., for “document” (w.e.f. 17-10-2000).
-Text In Indian Penal Code
|Offence||Using as genuine a forged document which is known to be forged||When the forged document is a promissory note of the Central Government|
|Punishment||Same as for Forgery of such document||Same as for Forgery of such document|
|Triable By||Magistrate First Class||Magistrate First Class|
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|