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The Special Powers Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XIV OF 1974 )

24. (1) The District Magistrate 1[or the Police Commissioner in 2[a Metropolitan Area]] may, subject to the control of the Government, by order direct that, subject to any exemption specified in the order, no person present within any area or areas specified in the order shall, between such hours as may be specified in the order, be out of doors except under the authority of a written permit granted by a specified authority or person.
(2) If any person contravenes any order made under this section, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

  • 1
    The words “or the Police Commissioner in the Dacca Metropolitan Area” were inserted by section 12 and the Schedule of the Dacca Metropolitan Police (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXIX of 1976)
  • 2
    The words “a Metropolitan Area” were substituted for the words “the Dacca Metropolitan Area” by Section 114 and the Schedule III of the Chittagong Metropolitan Police Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLVIII of 1978)
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