Provision

Whoever dishonestly misappropriates or converts to his own use property, knowing that such property was in the possession of a deceased person at the time of that person's decease, and has not since been in the possession of any person legally entitled to such possession, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine, and if the offender at the time of such person's decease was employed by him as a clerk or servant, the imprisonment may extend to seven years.


Simply put

Dishonest misappropriation of property possessed by a deceased person at the time of his death has been punished under this section. The section states that whoever either dishonestly misappropriates or dishonestly converts to his own use any property with the knowledge that such property was in the possession of a deceased person at the time of his death, and since then has not been in possession of any person who is legally entitled to such possession, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to three years, and shall also be liable to fine; and if the offender at the time of the death of such person was employed by him either as a clerk or servant, the imprisonment may extend to seven years.



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