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The Irrigation Act, 1876

( ACT NO. III OF 1876 )

Further offences Penalty
94. Whenever, without the authority of the canal-officer,-
(1) pierces or cuts through, or attempts to pierce or cut through, or otherwise to damage, destroy or endanger the stability of, any flood-embankment;
(2) opens, shuts or obstructs, or attempts to open, shut or obstruct, any sluice in any such embankment;
(3) makes any dam or other obstruction for the purpose of diverting or opposing the current of a river on the banks whereof are flood-embankments, or refuses or neglects to remove any such dam or obstruction when so required by the canal-officer,
shall, in case the offence shall not amount to mischief within the meaning of the 1[Penal Code], and on conviction before a Magistrate, be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred taka, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months.

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