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THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000

Tampering with computer source documents.
Section Description of offence
65

Whoever knowingly or intentionally conceals, destroys or alters or intentionally or knowingly causes another to conceal, destroy or alter any computer source code used for a computer, computer programme, computer system or computer network, when the computer source code is required to be kept or maintained by law.

Explanation: For the purposes of this section, "computer source code" means the listing of programmes,computer commands, design and layout and programme analysis of computer resource in any form.

Punishment
This section provides for punishment with imprisonment up to three years or with a fine which may extend to two lakh rupees or with both whoever knowingly or intentionally tampers with the computer source documents.

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