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The Customs Act, 1969

( ACT NO. IV OF 1969 )

Chapter VII


Power to require production of documents and ask questions
48. (1) When an import manifest is presented, the person-in-charge of a conveyance or his duly authorised agent, if required so to do by the appropriate officer, shall deliver to the officer the bill of lading or the bill of freight or a copy thereof for every part of cargo or goods laden on board, journey log-book and any port clearance, docket or other paper granted in respect of such conveyance at the place from which it is stated to have come, and shall answer all such questions relating to the conveyance, goods, crew 1[, passengers] and voyage or journey as are put to him by such officer.
(2) The appropriate officer may, if any requisition or question made or put by him under this section is not complied with or answered, refuse to grant permission to a vessel to break bulk and to other conveyance to land the imported goods, as the case may be.

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    The comma and word “, passengers” were inserted by section 18 of অর্থ আইন, ২০০০ (২০০০ সনের ১৫ নং আইন)
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