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The Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. III OF 1976 )

Chapter I


2. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, -
(a) “cattle” includes elephants, horses, asses, mules, sheep, goats and swine;
(b) “Code” means the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (V of 1898);
(c) “Dhaka Metropolitan Area” or “Metropolitan Area” means the area described in Schedule I;
(d) “Force” means the Dhaka Metropolitan Police constituted under this Ordinance;
(e) “Inspector-General” means the Inspector-General of Police appointed under the Police Act, 1861 (V of 1861);
(f) “place” includes a building, tent, booth, enclosure or any other erection, whether permanent or temporary;
(g) “place of public amusement” means any place where music, singing, dancing or any game or diversion, or the means of carrying on the same, is provided and to which the public are admitted, either on payment of money or with the intention that money may be collected from those admitted, and includes a race course, circus, theatre, cinema, music-hall, billiard-room, gymnasium, swimming pool or dancing-hall;
(h) “place of public entertainment” means any place in which the public are admitted and where any kind of food, drink or intoxicating drug is supplied for consumption, and includes a lodging-house, boarding house, residential hotel, refreshment room, eating house, tea shop, liquor house, hotel, restaurant, ganja shop, bhang shop and opium shop;
(i) “Police Commissioner”, “Additional Police Commissioner”, “Deputy Police Commissioner” and “Assistant Police Commissioner” shall mean respectively the Police Commissioner, an Additional Police Commissioner, a Deputy Police Commissioner and an Assistant Police Commissioner appointed under section 7;
(j) “police-officer” means any member of the Force appointed under this Ordinance and includes an auxiliary police-officer appointed under section 10 or any member of any other police-force discharging, for the time being, any duties under this Ordinance;
(k) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance;
(l) “public place” includes a bank of a river or canal, a jetty, public building or monument and the precincts thereof, and all places accessible to the public for drawing water, washing or bathing or for the purpose of recreation;
(m) “street” includes any road, lane, footway, square, court, alley or passage whether a thoroughfare or not, to which the public have, temporarily or permanently, a right of access;
1[(n) “subordinate officer” means any of the officers of the Force mentioned in section 7A;]
(o) “superior officer” means the Police Commissioner, and Additional Police Commissioner, a Deputy Police Commissioner and an Assistant Police Commissioner;
(p) “vehicle” means any carriage, cart, van, truck, handcart, bicycle, tricycle, motor cycle, rickshaw or any other wheeled conveyance of any description capable of being used on the street.

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    Clause (n) was substituted by section 2 of the Dacca Metropolitan Police (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXIX of 1976)
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