Section 253 of Indian Penal Code, 1860

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Section 253 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 deals with Possession of Indian coin by person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof.

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From the Act

Whoever fraudulently or with intent that fraud may be committed, is in possession of coin with respect to which the offence defined in either of the sections 247 or 249 has been committed having known at the time of becoming possessed thereof, that such offence had been committed with respect to such coin, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Related Sections from the Act

  • Section 230: "Coin" defined
  • Section 231: Counterfeiting coin
  • Section 232: Counterfeiting Indian coin
  • Section 234: Making or selling instrument for counterfeiting Indian coin
  • Section 235: Possession of instrument or material for the purpose of using the same for counterfeiting coin
  • Section 236: Abetting in India the counterfeiting out of India of coin
  • Section 237: Import or export of counterfeit coin
  • Section 238: Import or export of counterfeits of the Indian coin
  • Section 239: Delivery of coin possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit
  • Section 240: Delivery of Indian coin, possessed with knowledge that it is counterfeit
  • Section 241: Delivery of coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit
  • Section 242: Possession of counterfeit coin by person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof
  • Section 243: Possession of Indian coin by person who knew it to be counterfeit when he became possessed thereof
  • Section 244: Person employed in mint causing coin to be of different weight or composition from that fixed by law
  • Section 245: Unlawfully taking coining instrument from mint
  • Section 246: Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of coin
  • Section 247: Fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of Indian coin
  • Section 248: Altering appearance of coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description
  • Section 249: Altering appearance of Indian coin with intent that it shall pass as coin of different description
  • Section 250: Delivery of coin possessed with knowledge that it is altered
  • Section 251: Delivery of Indian coin, possessed with knowledge that it is altered
  • Section 252: Possession of coin by person who knew it to be altered when he became possessed thereof
  • Section 254: Delivery of coin as genuine which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be altered

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