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The Printing Presses and Publications (Declaration and Registration) Act, 1973

( ACT NO. XXIII OF 1973 )

Penalty for disseminating unauthorised news-sheets and newspaper
33. (1) Whoever makes, prints or otherwise produces, distributes, publishes or publicity exhibits or keeps for sale, distribution or publication, any unauthorised news-sheet or unauthorised newspaper, shall be punishable with fine not exceeding Taka 1[twenty thousand].
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898), any offence punishable under sub-section (1), and any abatement of any such offence, shall be cognizable.

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    The words “twenty thousand” were substituted for the words “ten thousand” by section 10 of the Printing Presses and Publications (Declaration and Registration) (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. VIII of 1991)
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