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The Explosives Act, 1884

( ACT NO. IV Of 1884 )

Power to make rules as to licensing of the manufacture, possession, use, sale, transport and importation of explosives
5. (1) The Government may for any part of Bangladesh, make rules consistent with this Act to regulate or prohibit, except under and in accordance with the conditions of a license granted as provided by those rules, the manufacture, possession, use, sale, transport and importation of explosives, or any specified class of explosives.
 
 
(2) Rules under this section may provide for all or any of the following, among other matters, that is to say:-
 
 
(a) the authority by which licenses may be granted;
 
 
(b) the fees to be charged for licenses, and the other sums (if any) to be paid for expenses by applicants for licenses;
 
 
(c) the manner in which applications for licenses must be made, and the matters to be specified in such applications;
 
 
(d) the form in which, and the conditions on and subject to which, licenses must be granted;
 
 
(e) the period for which licenses are to remain in force; and
 
 
(f) the exemption absolutely or subject to conditions of any explosives from the operation of the rules.
 
 
(3) Rules made under this section may impose penalties on all persons manufacturing, possessing, using, selling, transporting or importing explosives in breach of the rules, or otherwise contravening the rules:
 
 
1[Provided that the penalty which may be imposed by any such rules shall be,-
 
 
(a) in the case of a person so manufacturing, using or importing an explosive, an imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and shall not be less than two years, and also a fine which may extend to fifty thousand Taka in default of which a further imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year,
 
 
(b) in the case of a person so selling or transporting an explosive, an imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and shall not be less than one year and also a fine which may extend to thirty thousand Taka in default of which a further imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year,
 
 
(c) in the case of a person so possessing an explosive, an imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and shall not be less than six months, and also a fine which may extend to twenty thousand Taka in default of which a further imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months,
 
 
(d) in any other case, an imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and shall not be less than three months, and also a fine which may extend to ten thousand Taka in default of which a further imprisonment for a term which may extend to three month.]

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    The proviso was substituted, for the former proviso by section 3 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987)
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