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The Explosives Act, 1884

( ACT NO. IV Of 1884 )

Inquiry into accidents
1[9.(1) Where any accident such as is referred to in section 8 occurs in or about or in connection with any place, carriage or vessel under the control of any of the armed forces of Bangladesh, an inquiry into the causes of the accident shall be held by the naval, military, or air force authority concerned, and where any such accident occurs in any other circumstances, the district Magistrate 2[or, in 3[a Metropolitan Area], the Police Commissioner] shall, in cases attended by loss of human life, or may, in any other case, hold or direct a Magistrate 4[or a police officer, as the case may be,] sub-ordinate to him to hold, such an inquiry.
 
 
(2) Any person holding an inquiry under this section shall have all the powers of a Magistrate in holding an inquiry into an offence under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 and may exercise such of the powers conferred on any officer by rules under section 7 as he may think it necessary or expedient to exercise for the purposes of the inquiry.
 
 
(3) The person holding an inquiry under this section shall make a report to the Government stating the causes of the accident and its circumstances.
 
 
(4) The Government may make rules-
 
 
(a) to regulate the procedure at inquires under this section;
 
 
(b) to enable the Chief Inspector of Explosives in Bangladesh to be present or represented at any such inquiry;
 
 
(c) to permit the Chief Inspector of Explosives in Bangladesh or his representative to examine any witnesses at the inquiry;
 
 
(d) to provide that where the Chief Inspector of Explosives in Bangladesh is not present or represented at any such inquiry, a report of the proceedings thereof shall be sent to him;
 
 
(e) to prescribe the manner in which and the time within which notices referred to in section 8 shall be given.

  • 1
    Sections 9 and 9A were substituted, for section 9 by the Explosives (Amendment) Ordinance, 1945 (Ordinance No. XVIII of 1945)
  • 2
    The words and commas “or, in the Dacca Metropolitan Area, the Police Commissioner” were inserted by section 12 and Schedule of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXIX of 1976).
  • 3
    The letter and words “a Metropolitan Area” were substituted, for the words “the Dacca Metropolitan Area” by second Schedule of the Chittagong Metropolitan Police (Amendment) Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLVIII of 1978).
  • 4
    The words, letter and commas “or a police officer, as the case may be,” were inserted by section 12 and Schedule of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXIX of 1978).
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