Section 420 IPC: Know Your Kanoon


Section 420 IPC – Know Your Kanoon – about the offense which is committed by the person who cheats another person and thereby induces the deceived to deliver any property.

Section 420: Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.

Whoever cheats and thereby dishonestly induces the person deĀ­ceived 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.

Indian Penal Code of Section 420:-

  • Cheating
  • Dishonest inducement to deliver property or to make, alter or destroy any valuable security or anything which is sealed or is capable of being converted into valuable security and
  • Mens rea of the accused at the time of making the inducement.


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