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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter III

POWERS OF COURTS

B.-Sentences which may be passed by courts of various Classes

Sentences which Magistrates may pass
32.(1) The Courts of Magistrates may pass the following sentences namely:-
 
 
(a) Courts 1[of Metropolitan Magistrates and] of Magistrates of the first class: Imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2[five years], including such solitary confinement as is authorized by law;
 
 
Fine not exceeding 3[ten thousand taka]; Whipping.
 
 
(b) Courts of Magistrates of the second class: Imprisonment for a term not exceeding 4[three years], including such solitary confinement as is authorized by law;
 
 
Fine not exceeding 5[five thousand taka];
 
 
(c) Courts of Magistrates of the third class: Imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6[two year];
 
 
Fine not exceeding 7[two thousand taka].
 
 
(2) The Court of any Magistrate may pass any lawful sentence, combining any of the sentences which it is authorized by law to pass.

  • 1
    The words "of Metropolitan Magistrates and" were inserted by section 2 and Schedule of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXXXVI of 1976)
  • 2
    The words "five years" were substituted, for the words "three years" by section 6 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XXIV of 1982)
  • 3
    The words "ten thousand taka" were substituted, for the words "five thousand taka" by section 6 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XXIV of 1982)
  • 4
    The words "three years" were substituted, for the words "two years" by section 6 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XXIV of 1982)
  • 5
    The words "five thousand taka" were substituted, for the words "two thousand taka" by section 6 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XXIV of 1982)
  • 6
    The words "two years" were substituted, for the words "one year" by section 6 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XXIV of 1982)
  • 7
    The words "two thousand taka" were substituted, for the words "one thousand taka" by section 6 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XXIV of 1982)
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