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The Explosives Act, 1884

( ACT NO. IV Of 1884 )

Power for Government to prohibit the manufacture, possession or importation of specially dangerous explosives
6. (1) Notwithstanding anything in the rules under the last foregoing section, the Government may, from time to time by notification in the official Gazette,-
 
 
(a) prohibit, either absolutely or subject to conditions, the manufacture, possession 1[use, sales, transportation] or importation of any explosive which is of so dangerous a character that, in the opinion of the Government it is expedient for the public safety to issue the notification;
 
 
(b) [Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act 1914 (Act No. X of 1914).]
 
 
(2) The officers of 2[* * *] customs at every 3[port or border check-post] shall have the same power in respect of any explosive with regard to the importation of which a notification has been issued under this section and the 4[vessel or carriage] containing the explosive as they have for the time-being in respect of any article the importation of which is prohibited or
 
 
regulated by the law relating to 5[* * *] customs and the 6[vessel or carriage] containing the same; and the enactments for the time being in force relating to 7[* * *] customs or any such article or 8[vessel or carriage] shall apply accordingly.
 
 
9[(3) Any person manufacturing, possessing, using, selling, transporting or importing an explosive in contravention of a notification issued under this section shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and shall not be less than two years and also with a fine which may extend to fifty thousand Taka, in default of which with a further imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, and in the case of importation by water or land, the owner and master of the vessel or carriage in which the explosive is imported shall, in the absence of reasonable excuse, each be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and shall not be less than two years and also with a fine which may extend to fifty thousand Taka, in default of which with a further imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year.]

  • 1
    The words and commas “use, sale, transportation” were inserted by section 4 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987).
  • 2
    The word “sea” was omitted by section 4 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987).
  • 3
    The words “port or border check-post” were substituted, for the word “port” by section 4 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987).
  • 4
    The words “vessel or carriage” were substituted, for the word “vessel” by section 4 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987).
  • 5
    The word “sea” was omitted by section 4 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987).
  • 6
    The words “vessel or carriage” were substituted, for the word “vessel” by section 4 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987).
  • 7
    The word “sea” was omitted by section 4 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987).
  • 8
    The words “vessel or carriage” were substituted, for the word “vessel” by section 4 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987).
  • 9
    Sub-section (3) was substituted, for the former sub-section (3) by the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987), section 4.
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