Powers and duties of the Force
8. (1) The principal duty of the Force shall be to provide physical security to [the President and the Prime Minister wherever they may be].
(2) The Force shall also provide physical security to a very important person in Bangladesh.
(3) The Force shall collect and communicate intelligence affecting the physical security of [the President, the Prime Minister and] a very important person and take all such measures as may be necessary for providing physical security to them.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force and without prejudice to the provisions of section 7, an officer of the Force may arrest without warrant any person when there is reason to believe that the presence or movement of such person at or near the place where [the President or the Prime Minister] or a very important person is living or staying or through which he is passing or about to pass is prejudicial to the physical security of
[the President or the Prime Minister] or such very important person, and if such person forcibly resists the endeavour to arrest him, or attempts to evade arrest, such officer may use all means necessary to effect the arrest, and may, if necessary and after giving such warning as may be appropriate in the circumstances of the case, fire upon him or otherwise so use force against him as to cause death.