Provision

A person is said to "cheat by personation" if he cheats by pretending to be some other person, or by knowingly substituting one person for or another, or representing that he or any other person is a person other than he or such other person really is.


Simply Put

This section defines cheating by personation which is one of the ways in which the offence of cheating is committed. It says that a person is said to ‘cheat by personation’ if he cheats either by pretending to be some other person which he is not, or by knowingly substituting one person for another person, or representing that he is a person other than he really is, or representing that any other person is a person other than such other person really is.



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