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Weight & Measure; Offences Relating To

The Indian Penal Code, 1860 –¬†Weight

CHAPTER XIII – OF OFFENCES RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

264. Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing.

264. Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing.–Whoever, fraudulently uses any instrument for weighing which he knows to be false, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

265. Fraudulent use of false weight or measure.

265. Fraudulent use of false weight or measure.–Whoever, fraudulently uses any false weightor false measure of length or capacity, or fraudulently uses any weightor any measure of length or capacity as a different weight or measure from what it is, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

266. Being in possession of false weight or measure.

266. Being in possession of false weightor measure.–Whoever is in possession of any instrument for weighing, or of any weight, or of any measure of length or capacity, which he knows to be false, 1**** intending that the same may be fraudulently used, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.


  1. The word “and” omitted by Act 42 of 1953, s. 4 and the third Sch.

267. Making or selling false weight or measure.

267. Making or selling false weightor measure.–Whoever makes, sells or disposes of any instrument for weighing, or anyweight, or any measure of length or capacity which he knows to be false, in order that the same may be used as true, or knowing that the same is likely to be used as true, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

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