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The Bangladesh Hotels and Restaurants Ordinance, 1982

( Ordinance NO. LII Of 1982 )

Offences and penalties
21. (1) Any owner who fails to apply for registration within the time specified in section 5 shall be liable to pay to the Government a penalty of such sum not exceeding five thousand Taka as the Controller may impose and, in the case of a continuing failure, an additional penalty which may extend to one thousand Taka for every day after the first during which he has persisted in the failure.
 
 
 
 
(2) Any owner or manager who serves any food or beverage which is injurious to health, or who does not take sufficient care to ensure protection of food and beverage against contamination through flies or in any other way, or serves any food or beverage in unclean or contaminated utensils, shall be liable to pay to the Government a penalty of such sum not exceeding one thousand Taka as the Controller may impose.
 
 
(3) Any owner or manager who fails to comply with any order made or direction given under the provisions of this Ordinance by the Controller or any other authority authorised by him in that behalf shall be liable to pay to the Government a penalty of such sum not exceeding one thousand Taka as the Controller may impose.
 
 
 
 
(4) If a restaurant fails to carry out the directive issued under clause (d) of section 18 within the period specified therein, the Controller may suspend the operation of such restaurant and may also impose on the owner of such restaurant a penalty of such sum not exceeding five thousand Taka as he deems fit.
 
 
 
 
(5) If the owner or manager of a hotel or restaurant not licensed under this Ordinance advertises it as a hotel or restaurant, or in any manner whatsoever uses the star sign, he shall be liable to pay to the Government a penalty of such sum not exceeding one thousand Taka as the Controller may impose and, in the case of his continuing to so advertise or use the star sign, an additional penalty which may extend to two hundred Taka for every day after the first during which he so continues or uses the star sign.
 
 
 
 
(6) Any owner who fails to comply with the provisions of section 20 shall be liable to one or more of the following penalties, namely:-¬
 
 
 
 
(a) penalty of such sum not exceeding two thousand Taka as the Controller may impose;
 
 
 
 
(b) suspension of the licence for a period not exceeding six months;
 
 
 
 
(c) cancellation of registration.

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