Section 340 BNS – Section 340 of New Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita

Section 340 BNS or Section 340 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita talks about “Forged document or electronic record and using it as genuine.

Section 340 of BNS is part of CHAPTER XVIII OF OFFENCES RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND TO PROPERTY MARKS in Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 Act

Definition of Section 340 BNS

(1) A false document or electronic record made wholly or in part by forgery is designated a forged document or electronic record.

(2) Whoever fraudulently or dishonestly uses as genuine any document or electronic record which he knows or has reason to believe to be a forged document or electronic record, shall be punished in the same manner as if he had forged such document or electronic record.

Other Section of BNS

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