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1The Penal Code, 1860

( ACT NO. XLV OF 1860 )

Chapter III


53. The punishments to which offenders are liable under the provisions of this Code are,-
Firstly,- Death;
Secondly,- 2[Imprisonment for life];
Thirdly,-[Omitted by the Criminal Law (Extinction of Discriminatory Privileges) Act 1949 (Act No. II of 1950].
Fourthly,-Imprisonment, which is of two descriptions, namely:-
(1) Rigorous, that is, with hard labour;
(2) Simple;
Fifthly,- Forfeiture of property;
Sixthly,- Fine.
3[Explanation.-In the punishment of imprisonment for life, the imprisonment shall be rigorous.]

  • 1
    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh”, “Government”, “the Government” and “Taka” were substituted, for the words “Pakistan”, “Central or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government” or “the Provincial Government” or “Provincial Government” and “rupees” respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
  • 2
    The words “Imprisonment for life” were substituted, for the word “Transportation” by section 2 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)
  • 3
    The explanation was added by section 2 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)
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