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Indian Penal Code -

472. Making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., with intent to commit forgery punishable under section 467.—

  1. Whoever makes or counterfeits any seal, plate or other instrument for making an impression, intending that the same shall be used for the purpose of committing any forgery which would be punishable under section 467 of this Code, or, with such intent, has in his possession any such seal, plate or other instrument, knowing the same to be counterfeit, shall be punished with 4[imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



  1. Ins. by Act 21 of 2000, s. 91 and the First Sch. (w.e.f. 17-10-2000).
  2. Subs. by Act 10 of 2009, s. 51, for “digital signature” (w.e.f. 27-10-2009).
  3. Subs. by Act 21 of 2000, s. 91 and the First Sch., for certain words (w.e.f. 17-10-2000).
  4. Subs. by Act 26 of 1955, s. 117 and the Sch., for “transportation for life” (w.e.f. 1-1-1956).

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