Provision

Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly performs on [any Indian coin] any operation which diminishes the weight or alters the composition of that coin, 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

While the preceding section deals with diminishing or altering composition of coin, this section penalizes fraudulently or dishonestly diminishing weight or altering composition of Indian coin. The section says that whoever, either fraudulently or dishonestly, performs any operation on any Indian coin which either diminishes its weight or alters its composition, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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