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The Arms Act, 1878

( ACT NO. XI Of 1878 )

Chapter VI

PENALTIES

Enhanced punishment in certain cases
1[20A. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, whoever goes armed with a pistol, revolver, rifle of 2[shot gun or other fire-arm] in contravention of the provision of section 13, or has any such fire-arm in his possession or under his control in contravention of the provisions of section 14 or section 15, under circumstances indicting that he intended that such fire-arm should be used for the commission of any offence of murder shall 3[* * *] be punished with death, or with transportation for life or any shorter term or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to fourteen years, to which fine may be added.]

  • 1
    Section 20A was inserted by section 3 of the Bengal Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 1934 (Act No. VII of 1934)
  • 2
    The words "shot gun or other fire-arm" were substituted, for the words "or other fire-arm" by section 3 of the Arms (Amendment) Act, 1980 (Act No. VII of 1980)
  • 3
    The words, commas and figure "if he is tried by Commission were appointed under the Bengal Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1925," were omitted by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
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