Sections 489A to 489E

THE INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860

CONTENTS


OF OFFENCES RELATING TO
OF CURRENCY-NOTES AND BOOK-NOTES
3






CHAPTER XVIII

OF OFFENCES RELATING TO
OF CURRENCY-NOTES AND BOOK-NOTES
3

1[489A.Counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes:-- Whoever counterfeits, or
knowingly performs any part of the process of counterfeiting, any currency-note
or bank-note, shall be punished with 2[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—For the purposes
of this section and of sections 489B, 3[489C,
489D and 489E], the expression "bank-note" means a promissory note or
engagement for the payment of money to bearer on demand issued by any person
carrying on the business of banking in any part of the world, or issued by or
under the authority of any State or Sovereign Power, and intended to be used as
equivalent to, or as a substitute for money.

1. Added by Act 12 of 1889, sec. 2.

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

3. Subs.
by Act 35 of 1950, s. 3 and Sch. II, for "489C and 489D".

1[489B. Using as genuine, forged or counterfeit currency-notes or
bank-notes
:
- Whoever sells to, or buys or receives from, any other person, or otherwise
traffics in or uses as genuine, any forged or counterfeit currency-note or bank-note,
knowing or having reason to believe the same to be forged or counterfeit, shall
be punished with 2[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.

1. Added by Act 12 of 1899 sec. 2

2.
Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, sec. 117
and sch., for "transportation for life" (w.e.f.1-1-1956).

1[489C. Possession of forged or counterfeit currency-notes or
bank-notes
:
- Whoever has in his possession any forged or counterfeit currency-note or
bank-note, knowing or having reason to believe the same to be forged or
counterfeit and intending to use the same as genuine or that it may be used as
genuine, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term
which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.

1.
Added by Act 12 of 1899, sec. 2.

1[489D. Making or possessing instruments or materials for forgoing or
counterfeiting currency-notes or bank-notes
: -- Whoever makes, or performs, any part or
the process of making, or buys or sells or disposes of, or has in his
possession, any machinery, instrument or material for the purpose of being
used, or knowing or having reason to believe that it is intended to be used,
for forging or counterfeiting any currency-note or bank-note, shall be punished
with 2[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.]

1.
Added by Act 12 of 1899, sec. 2.

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

1[489E. Making or using documents resembling currency-notes or
bank-notes
: -

(1) Whoever makes, or causes to be made, or
uses for any purpose whatsoever, or delivers to any person, any document
purporting to be, or in any way resembling, or so nearly resembling as to be
calculated to deceive any currency-note or bank shall be punished with fine
which may extend to one hundred rupees.

(2) If any person, whose name appears on a
document the making of which is an offence under sub-section (1), refuses,
without lawful excuse, to disclose to a police-officer on being so required the
name and address of the person by whom it was printed or otherwise made, he
shall be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees.

(3) Where the name of any person appears on any
document in respect of which any person is charged with an offence under
sub-section (1) or on any other document used or distributed in connection with
that document it may, until the contrary is proved, be presumed that person
caused the document to be made.]

1.
Ins. by Act 6 of 1943, sec. 2.

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