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1The Contract Act, 1872

( ACT NO. IX OF 1872 )

Chapter V


Liability of person to whom money is paid or thing delivered by mistake or under coercion
72. A person to whom money has been paid or any thing delivered by mistake or under coercion, must repay or return it.
(a) A and B jointly owe 100 Taka to C. A alone pays the amount to C, and B, not knowing this fact, pays 100 Taka over again to C. C is bound to repay the amount to B.
(b) A railway company refuses to deliver up certain goods to the consignee, except upon the payment of an illegal charge for carriage. The consignee pays the sum charged in order to obtain the goods. He is entitled to recover so much of the charge as was illegally excessive.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Bangladesh", "Taka" and "Penal Code" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan" or "East Pakistan", "Rupees" or "Rs." and "Pakistan Penal Code" respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
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