Section 263A in Indian Penal Codes

Title: Prohibition of fictitious stamps

Description: (1) Whoever— (a) makes, knowingly utters, deals in or sells any fictitious stamps, or knowingly uses for any postal purpose any fictitious stamp, or (b) has in his possession, without lawful excuse, any fictitious stamp, or (c) makes or, without lawful excuse, has in his possession any die, plate, instrument or materials for making any fictitious stamp, shall be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees. (2) Any such stamps, die, plate, instrument or materials in the possession of any person for making any fictitious stamp 2[may be seized and, if seized] shall be forfeited. (3) In this section “fictitious stamp” means any stamp falsely purporting to be issued by the Government for the purpose of denoting a rate of postage, or any facsimile or imitation or representation, whether on paper or otherwise, of any stamp issued by Government for that purpose. (4) In this section and also in sections 255 to 263, both inclu­sive, the word “Government”, when used in connection with, or in reference to, any stamp issued for the purpose of denoting a rate of postage, shall, notwithstanding anything in section 17, be deemed to include the person or persons authorized by law to administer executive Government in any part of India, and also in any part of Her Majesty’s dominions or in any foreign country.]

Title: Fraudulent use of false instrument for weighing

Description: Whoever fraudulently uses any instrument for weighing which he knows to be false, shall be punished with imprisonment of either descrip­tion for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

Title: Fraudulent use of false weight or measure

Description: Whoever fraudu­lently uses any false weight or false measure of length or capacity, or fraudu­lently uses any weight or any measure of length or capacity as a different weight or measure from what it is, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

Title: Being in possession of false weight or measure

Description: Whoever is in possession of any instrument for weighing, or of any weight, or of any measure of length or capacity, which he knows to be false, 1[***] intending that the same may be fraudulently used, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

Title: Making or selling false weight or measure

Description: Whoever makes, sells or disposes of any instrument for weighing, or any weight, or any measure of length or capacity which he knows to be false, in order that the same may be used as true, or knowing that the same is likely to be used as true, shall be punished with impris­onment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

CHAPTER 12 OF OFFENCES RELATING TO COIN AND GOVERNMENT STAMPS