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The Explosives Act, 1884

( ACT NO. IV OF 1884 )

4. In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject or context,-
(1) “explosive”
(a) means gunpowder, nitro-glycerine, dynamite, gun-cotton, blasting powders, fulminate of mercury or of other metals, coloured fires and every other substance, whether similar to those above-mentioned or not, used or manufactured with a view to produce a practical effect by explosion, or a pyrotechnic effect; and
(b) includes fog-signals, fireworks, fuses, rockets, percussion-caps, detonators, cartridges, ammuni-tion of all descriptions, and every adaptation or preparation of an explosive as above defined:
(2) “Manufacture” includes the process of dividing into its component parts, or otherwise breaking up or unmaking, any explosive, or making fit for use any damaged explosive, and the process of re-making, altering or repairing any explosive:
(3) “vessel” includes every ship, boat and other vessel used in navigation, whether propelled by oars or otherwise:
(4) “carriage” includes any carriage, wagon, cart, truck, vehicle or other means of conveying goods, or passengers by land, in whatever manner the same may be propelled:
(5) “master” includes every person (except a pilot or harbourmaster) having for the time being command or charge of a vessel: provided that, in reference to any boat belonging to a ship, “master” shall mean the master of the ship:
(6) “import” means to bring into Bangladesh by 1[air, sea] or land.
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  • 1
    The words and comma “air, sea” were substituted, for the word “sea” by section 2 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987)
  • 2
    Clause 7 was 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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