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The Post Office Act, 1898

( ACT NO. VI OF 1898 )

Chapter X


Other Offences

Penalty for unlawfully diverting letters.
69. Whoever, not being an officer of the Post Office, wilfully and maliciously, with intent to injure any person, either opens or causes to be opened any letter which ought to have been delivered, or does any act whereby the due delivery of a letter to any person is prevented or impeded, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to 1[five thousand Taka], or with both:
Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to a person who does any act to which the section applies, if he is a parent, or in the position of a parent or guardian, of the addressee, and the addressee is a minor or a ward.

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    The words "five thousand taka' were substituted, for the words “five hundred taka” by section 15 of the Post Office (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. V of 1994)
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