[21A. (1) A new bank may, if the Government so directs, take over the business of any bank which has vested in the Government under section 3 of the Enemy Property (Continuance of Emergency Provisions) (Repeal) Act, 1974 (XLV of 1974) or under any other law, hereinafter referred to as the vested bank.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, the business of a vested bank taken over by a new bank on the direction of the Government at any time before the commencement of the Bangladesh Banks (Nationalisation) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1978 (XXXIX of 1978), shall be deemed to have been taken over under this Article.
(3) The undertaking of a vested bank the business of which has been, or is deemed to have been, taken over by a new bank under this Article shall stand transferred to, and vested in, the new bank.
Explanation -The undertaking of a vested bank shall be deemed to include all assets, rights, powers, authorities and privileges and all property, movable and immovable, cash balances, reserve funds, investments and all other rights and interests in, or arising out of, such property as were immediately before the taking over of the vested bank in the ownership, possession, power or control of the vested bank within the territory of Bangladesh and all books of accounts, registers, records and all other documents of whatever nature relating thereto and shall also be deemed to include all borrowings, liabilities and obligations of whatever kind then subsisting of the vested bank in relation to its undertaking within the territory of Bangladesh.]