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The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1980

( ACT NO. XXXV Of 1980 )

Penalty for giving or taking dowry
3. If any person, after the commencement of this Act, gives or takes or abets the giving or taking of dowry, he shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to 1[five years and shall not be less than one year, or with fine, or with both].

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    The words and commas “five years and shall not be less than one year, or with fine, or with both” were substituted for the words and commas “one year, or with fine which may extend to five thousand taka, or with both” by section 2 of the Dowry Prohibition (Amendment) Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. XXVI of 1986)
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