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The Excises and Salt Act, 1944

( ACT NO. I OF 1944 )

Chapter III


Vexatious search, seizure, etc., by 2[Excise Officer]
22. Any 3[Excise] or other officer exercising powers under this Act or under the rules made thereunder who
(a) without reasonable ground of suspicion searches or causes to be searched any house, boat or place;
(b) vexatiously and unnecessarily detains, searches or arrests any person;
(c) vexatiously and unnecessarily seizes the movable property of any person, on pretence of seizing or searching for any article liable to confiscation under this Act;
(d) commits, as such officer, any other act to the injury of any person, without having reason to believe that such act is required for the execution of his duty;
shall, for every such offence, be punishable with fine which may extend to two thousand Taka.
Any person wilfully and maliciously giving false information and so causing an arrest or a search to be made under this Act shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two thousand Taka or with imprisonment for a term which extend to two years or with both.

  • 1
    The Heading of Chapter III was substituted by section 5 of the Finance Act, 1980 (Act No. XXIII of 1980).
  • 2
    The words “Excise Officer” were substituted for the words “National Excise Officer” by section 4 of the Finance Act (Act No. III of 1975)
  • 3
    The word “Excise” were substituted for the words “Central Excise” by section 7 of the Excises and Salt (Amendment) Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XII of 1978)
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