Counterfeit definition in Indian Penal Code
(1) A person is said to “counterfeit” who causes one thing to resemble another thing,:
-intending by means of that resemblance to practice deception, or
-knowing it to be likely that deception will thereby be practiced.
(2) It is not essential to counterfeiting that the imitation should be exact. (Explanation 1 Section 28 Indian Penal Code, 1860)
(3) When a person causes :
-one thing to resemble another thing, and
-the resemblance is such that a person might be deceived thereby,
it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that the person (so causing the one thing to resemble the other thing)
-intended to practice deception; or
-knew it to be likely that deception would thereby be practiced.
(Explanation 2 Section 28 Indian Penal Code, 1860)
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