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Section 267 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 – Explained!

January 12, 2019 0 Comment

The section requires that there must be making, selling or disposing of any weighing instrument, weight, or measure of length or capacity. The offender must have knowledge that the same is false. This must be done is order that the same may be used as true, or with the knowledge that the same is likely to be used as true.

The word ‘false’ has the same meaning as explained in the comment of section 264 of the Code. In all the four sections of this chapter the punishment prescribed is same, that is to say, simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to one year, or fine, or both.

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The offence under this section is cognizable, non-bailable and non-compoundable, and is triable by any magistrate.

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