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Or, if the person to be apprehended or rescued, or attempted to be rescued, is charged with, or liable to be apprehended for an offence punishable with death, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine;

Or, if the person to be apprehended or rescued is liable, under the sentence of a court of justice or by virtue of a commutation of such a sentence, to transportation for life, or to transportation, penal servitude, or imprisonment for a termi of ten years or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine ;

Or, if the person to be apprehended or rescued, or attempted to be rescued, is under sentence of death, shall be punished with transportation for life, or imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding ten years, and shall also be liable to fine. CCXXVA*. Whoever escapes or attempts to escape from Escape from custody

for failing to furany custody in which he is lawfully detained for failing, uc

nish security. der the Code of Criminal Procedure, to furnish security for good bebaviour, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term whioh may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both. CCXXVI. Whoever, having been lawfully transported, Unlawful return from

transportation. returns from such transportation the term of such transportation not having expired and bis punishment not having been remitted, shall be punished with transportation for life, and shall also be liable to fine, and to be imprisoned with rigorous imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years before he is so transported. COXXVII. Whoever, having accepted any conditional Violation of condition

of remission of remission of punishment, knowingly violates any condition

punishment. on which such remission was granted, shall be punished with the punishment to which he was originally sentenced, if he has already suffered no part of that punishment, and if he has suffered any part of that punishment, then with so much of that punishment as he bas not already suffered.

• See Act XXVII, of 1870.

Intentioval insult or CCXXVIII. Whoever intentionally offers any insult, or juterruption to a public servant sit. causes any interruption to any public servant, while such ting in any stage of public servant is sitting in any stage of a judicial proceeding, a judicial proceed. ing.

shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may

extend to one thousand rupees, or with both. Personation of a juror CCXXIX. Whoever by personation or otherwise, shall or assessor.

intentionally cause, or knowingly suffer himself to be ro, furned, empanelled, or sworn as a juryman or assessor in any case in which he knows that he is not entitled by law to be so returned, empanelled, sworn, or, knowing himself to have been so returned, empanelled or sworn contrary to law, shall voluntarily serve on such jury or as such assessor, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term wbich may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both,

CHAPTER XII.

. OF OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS. Coin defiped.

CCXXX.* Coin is metal used for the time being as money, and stamped and issued by the authority of some

State or Sovereign Power in order to be so used. Queen's coin.

Coin stamped and issued by the authority of the Queen, or by the authority of the Government of India, or of the Government of any presidency or of any Government in the Queen's dominions, is the Queen's coin.

Illustrations. (a) Cowries are not coin. (6) Lumps of unstamped copper, though used as money, are not coin.

(c) Medals are not coins, inasmuch as they are not intended to be used as money.

(dl. The coin denominated as the Company's rupee is the Queen's

coin. Counterfeiting coin. CCXXXI. Whoever counterfeits, or knowingly performs

any part of the process of counterfeiting coin, shall be pun. isbed with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine. Explanation.- A person commits this offence, who, intend

* See Act XIX, of 1872.

the

ing to practise deception, or knowing it to be likely that
deception will thereby be practised, causes & genuine coin
to appear like a different coin.
CCXXXII. Whoevercounterfeits, or knowingly performs Counterfeiting

Queen's coin.
any part of the process of counterfeiting, the Queen's coin,
shall be punished with transportation for life, or with impri-
sonment of either description for a term which may extend to
ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

CCXXXIII. Whoever makes or mends, or performs Making or selling in any part of the process of making or mending, or buys, sells,

strument for coup

terfeitiug coin. or disposes of, any die or instrument, for the purpose of being used, or knowing or having reason to believe that it is intended to be used, for the purpose of counterfeiting coin, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and sball also be liable to fine.

COXXXIV. Whoever makes or mends, or performs any Making or selling inpart of the process of making or mending, or buys, sells, or . terfeiting Queen's disposes of, any die or instrument, for the purpose of being

coin. used, or knowing or baving reason to believe that it is intended to be used, for the purpose of counterfeiting the Queen's 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.

COXXXV. Whoever is in possession of any instrument Possession of instruor material, for the purpose of using the same for counter

ment or material

for the purpose of feiting coin, or knowing or having reason to believe that the using the same for

counterfeiting coin. same is intended to be used for that purpose, 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 coin to be counterfeited is the Queen's coin, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

CCXXXVI. Whoever, being within British India, abets Abetting in India tha the counterfeiting of coin out of British India, shall be

counterfeiting of

coin out of India. punished in the same manner as if he abetted the counterfeiting of such coin within British India.

Import or export of CCXXXVII. Whoever imports into British India or counterfeit coin.

exports therefrom, any counterfeit coin, knowing or having reason to believe that the same is counterfeit, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable

to fine. Import or export of CCXXXVIII. Whoever imports into British India, or

counterfeits of the Queen's coid.

exports therefrom, any counterfeit coin, which he knows, or has reason to believe to be a counterfeit of the Queen's coin, shall be punished with transportation for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may ex

tend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine. Delivery to another

CCXXXIX. Whoever, having any counterfeit coin of coin possessed with the knor: ledge which at the time when he became possessed of it he knew that it is terfeit.

Couve to be counterfeit, fraudulently or with intent that fraud

may be committed, delivers the same to any person, or attempts to induce any person to receive it, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which

may extend to five years, and shall also be liable to fine. Delivery of Queen's CCXL. Whoever, having any counterfeit coin which is

coin possessed with the knowledge that a counterfeit of the Queen's coin, and which, at the time it is counterfeit.

when he became possessed of it, he know to be a counterfeit of the Queen's coin, fraudulently or with intent that fraud may be committed, delivers the same to any person, or attempts to induce any person to receive it, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which

may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine. Delivery to another

CCXLI. Whoever delivers to any other personas which" whent tirst genuine, or attempts to induce any other person to receive possessed the do- as genuine, any counterfeit coin, which he knows to be know to be coun- counterfeit, but which he did not know to be counterfeit at terfeit.

the time when he took it into his possession, shall be punish-
ed with imprisonment of either description for a term which
may extend to two years, or with fine to an amount which
may extend to ten times the value of the coin counterfeited,
or with both.

Illustration.
A, a coiner; delivers counterfeit Company's rupees to his accomplice
B, for the purpose of uttering them. B sells the rupees to.C, another

attorer, who buys them knowing them to be counterfeit. C pays away the rupees for goods to D, who receives them not knowing them to be counterfeit. D, after receiving the rupees, discovers that they are counterfeit, and pays them away as. if they were good. Here D is punishable only under this section, but B and C are punishable under Section 239 or 240, as the case may be. CCXLII. Whoever fraudulently or with intent that Possession of counter

feit coin by a per. fraud may be committed, is in possession of counterfeit coin,

son who knew it to

be counterfeit having known at the time when he became possessed there

when he became of, that such coin was counterfeit, shall be punished with possessed thereof. imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine. CCXLIII. Whoever fraudulently or with intent that Possession of Queen's

coin by a person fraud may be committed, is in possession of counterfeit coin

who knew it to be which is a counterfeit of the Queen's coin, having known at counterfeit when

he became possessthe time when he became possessed of it that it was counter ed thereof. feit, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine. CCXLIV. Whoever, being employed in any mint law. Person employed in

a mint causing coin fully established in British India, does any act, or omits to be of a different what he is legally bound to do, with the intention of caus weight or

position from that ing any coin issued from that mint to be of a different weight fixed by law. 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. CCXLV. Whoever, without lawful authority, takes out Unlawfully taking

from a mint any of any mint lawfully established in British India, any coin

coining instrument. ing tool or instrument, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine. CCXLVI. Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly performs Fraudulently or dis

honestly dimi. on any coin any operation which diminishes the weight or

nishing the weight alters the composition of that coin, shall be punished with or altering the com

position of any imprisonment of either description for a term which may coin. extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Explanation.-A person who scoops out part of the coin, and puts any thing else into the cavity, alters the composition of that coin.

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