Provision

Whoever fraudulently accepts, receives or claims any property or any interest therein, knowing that he has no right or rightful claim to such property or interest, or practices any deception touching any right to any property or any interest therein, intending thereby to prevent that property or interest therein from being taken as a forfeiture or in satisfaction of a fine, under a sentence which has been pronounced, or which he knows to be likely to be pronounced by a Court of Justice or other competent authority, or from being taken in execution of a decree or order which has been made, or which he knows to be likely to be made by a Court of Justice in a civil suit, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.


Simply put

This section punishes fraudulent claim to property to prevent its seizure as forfeited property or in execution of a decree or order. The section states that whoever with intention to defraud either accepts, receives or claims any property or any interest in that property, with the knowledge that he does not have a right or rightful claim to such property or interest, or practices any deception touching any right to any property or any interest therein, with the intention thereby to prevent that property or interest therein from being taken as a forfeiture or in satisfaction of a fine, under a pronounced sentence, or about which he has knowledge that it is likely to be pronounced by a court of justice or other competent authority, or from being taken in execution of a decree or order which has been made, or about which he has knowledge that it is likely to be made by a court of justice in a civil suit, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 2 years, or with fine or with both.



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