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IPC Section 496: Marriage Ceremony Fraudulently Gone Through Without Lawful Marriage
Whoever, dishonestly or with a fraudulent intention, goes through the ceremony of being married, knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.
-Text In Indian Penal Code
|Offence||A person with fraudulent intention going through the ceremony of being married knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married|
|Punishment||7 Years + Fine|
Magistrate First Class
|Offence Compoundable||Offence is NOT Compoundable|