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The Collective Fines Ordinance, 1942

( Ordinance NO. XX OF 1942 )

An Ordinance to provide for the imposition of collective fines.1

WHEREAS an emergency has arisen which makes it necessary to provide for the imposition of collective fines in connection with offences prejudicially affecting the defence of Bangladesh, the public safety, the maintenance of public order, the efficient prosecution of war, or the maintenance of supplies or services necessary to the life of the community;
NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 72 of the Government of India Act, as set out in the Ninth Schedule to the Government of India Act, 1935, the Governor General is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

Short title, extent and commencement
1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Collective Fines Ordinance, 1942.
(2) It extends to the whole of Bangladesh.
(3) It shall come into force at once.

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    Throughout this Ordinance, the words “Bangladesh” and “Government” were substituted for the words “Pakistan” and “Provincial Government” by section 3 and the Second Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
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