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IPC Section 474: Having Possession Of Document Described In Section 466 Or 467, Knowing It To Be Forged And Intending To Use It As Genuine
1 Whoever has in his possession any document or electronic record, knowing the same to be forged and intending that the same shall fraudulently or dishonestly be used as genuine, shall, if the document or electronic record 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 2 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.
- Subs. by Act 21 of 2000, s. 91 and the First Sch., for certain words (w.e.f. 17-10-2000).
- Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for “transportation for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
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|Offence||Having possession of a document, knowing it to be forged, with intent to use it as genuine; If the document is one of the description mentioned in section 466 of the Indian Penal Code||If the document is one of the description mentioned in section 467 of the Indian Penal Code|
|Punishment||7 Years + Fine||Imprisonment for Life or 7 Years + Fine|
|Triable By||Magistrate First Class||Magistrate First Class|
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|