Fraudulently definition in Indian Penal Code
A person is said to do a thing fraudulently:
if he does that thing with intent to defraud
but not otherwise.
Chothmal Narayanji vs Ramchandra Govindram [1954 CriLJ 788] Court held:
‘The expression “intent to defraud” implies conduct coupled with intention to deceive and thereby to injure.’
So ‘intention’ to defraud is the main ingredient.
Use of the words ‘but not otherwise’ denote if no intention is there a person can not be said to do a thing fraudulently
Also Read : Rules of definition and interpretation in IPC