Indian Penal Code IPC 471 Section PDF, Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record
IPC 471 – Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record
Indian Penal Code IPC 471 Section
Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly uses as genuine any 5 [document or electronic record] which he knows or has reason to believe to be a forged 5 [document or electronic record], shall be punished in the same manner as if he had forged such 5 [document or electronic record].
What is IPC 471, Section 471 Indian Penal Code
In simple terms, if an individual knowingly or with reason to believe that a document is forged, uses it as if it were a genuine document with the intent to deceive or commit fraud, they can be charged under Section 471 of the IPC.
This offense typically relates to the use of forged documents, such as counterfeit currency, fake identification, or altered official records, and is punishable by imprisonment or a fine, or both. The severity of the punishment may vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case and the discretion of the court.