Provision

Whoever, being employed in any mint lawfully established in [India], does any act, or omits what he is legally bound to do, with the intention of causing any coin issued from that mint to be of a different weight or composition from the weight or composition fixed by law, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

Person employed in a mint causing coin to be of different weight or composition from that fixed by law has been made punishable under this section. The section says that whoever, being an employee in a mint established by law in India, either does any act, or omits to do what he is legally bound to do, with the intention of causing any coin issued from that mint to be of either a different weight or a different composition from the weight or composition fixed by law, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

The accused must be employed in any mint lawfully established in India. He must either do any act or omit to do what he is legally bound to do. He must have the intention of causing any coin issued from that mint to be of a different weight or different composition from the weight or composition fixed by the law. The weights and compositions of coins have been fixed by the law and the accused, being an employee in a government mint, must cause the same to be violated.



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