Section 319 BNS – Section 319 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 319 BNS or Section 319 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Cheating by personation

Section 319 of BNS is part of CHAPTER XVII OF OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act


Definition of Section 319 BNS

(1) 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.

Explanation.—The offence is committed whether the individual personated is a real or imaginary person.

Illustrations.

(a) A cheats by pretending to be a certain rich banker of the same name. A cheats by personation.

(b) A cheats by pretending to be B, a person who is deceased. A cheats by personation.

(2) Whoever cheats by personation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.




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