Provision

Whoever counterfeits upon, or in the substance of, any material, any device or mark used for the purpose of authenticating any document other than the documents described in section 467 of this Code, intending that such device or mark shall be used for the purpose of giving the appearance of authenticity to any document then forged or thereafter to be forged on such material, or who with such intent, has in his possession any material upon or in the substance of which any such device or mark has been counterfeited, 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

The section requires that the offender must counterfeit either upon any material or in the substance of any material any device or mark which is used for the purpose of authenticating any document not described under section 467 of the Code. The offender must have intention that such device or mark shall be used for the purpose of giving the appearance of authenticity to any document or electronic record either then forged or to be forged thereafter on such material. Or, the offender with such intention must have in his possession any material upon or in the substance of which any such device or mark has been counterfeited. The latter part of the section punishes preparation to commit a crime.



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