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Section 66, Information Technology Act 2000: Computer related offences

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter XI (Offences)

Section 66 (Computer related offences)

❝If any person, dishonestly or fraudulently, does any act referred to in section 43, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to five lakh rupees or with both.

Explanation.–For the purposes of this section,–

  (a) the word “dishonestly” shall have the meaning assigned to it in section 24 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860);

  (b) the word “fraudulently” shall have the meaning assigned to it in section 25 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).❞


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Notes:

Section 66 of the Act was substituted by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 w.e.f. 27 Oct 2009.

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