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In India why is 'a pickpocket, a cheat or a conman' is referred to as 420?

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In India why is 'a pickpocket, a cheat or a conman' is referred to as 420?
posted Jul 27, 2017 by Riya Kumari

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420 mostly is said as "charsoobess " and it's a term used for cheating. Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code covers offences relating to cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property, and leads to punishment of fines and /or terms of up to 7 years.

answer Jul 28, 2017 by Sulekha Kumari
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