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Section 255 IPC-Dhara 255-Dafa-Counterfeiting Government stamp

Section 255 IPC-Dhara 255-Dafa-Counterfeiting Government stamp:
 
Whoever counterfeits, or knowingly performs any part of the process of counterfeiting, any stamp issued by Government for the purpose of revenue, shall be punished with 1[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 

A person commits this offence who counterfeits by causing a genuine stamp of one denomination to appear like a genuine stamp of a different denomination.

CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCE 

Punishment—Imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for 10 years, and fine—Cognizable—Non-bailable—Triable by Court of Session—Non-compoundable. 

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1. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, sec. 117 and Sch., for "transporta­tion for life" (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).
 

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