Whoever, dishonestly or with a fraudulent intention, goes through the ceremony of being married, knowing that he is not thereby lawfully married, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine

Bullet Points on Section 83 BNS:

  • Fraudulent Marriage Act: Engaging in a marriage ceremony with fraudulent intent, aware that the marriage isn’t legally valid.
  • Penalty: Punishable by imprisonment up to seven years.
  • Additional Consequence: The individual may also be fined for their deceptive actions.
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