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Section 420 of Indian Penal Code, 1860

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Section 420 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 deals with Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.

From the Act

Whoever cheats and thereby dishonestly induces the person deceived to deliver any property to any person, or to make, alter or destroy the whole or any part of a valuable security, or anything which is signed or sealed, and which is capable of being converted into a valuable security, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

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  • Section 421: Dishonest or fraudulent removal or concealment of property to prevent distribution among creditors
  • Section 422: Dishonestly or fraudulently preventing debt being available for creditors
  • Section 423: Dishonest or fraudulent execution of deed of transfer containing false statement of consideration

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