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The Explosive Substances Act, 1908

( ACT NO. VI Of 1908 )

Punishment for attempt to cause explosive or for making or keeping explosive with intent to endanger life or property
4. Any person who 1[unlawfully or maliciously]-
 
 
(a) does any act with intent to cause by an explosive substance, or conspires to cause by an explosive substance, an explosion in Bangladesh of a nature likely to endanger life or to cause serious 2[injury to person or property]; or
 
 
(b) makes or has in his possession or under his control any explosive substance with intent by means thereof to endanger life, or cause serious 3[injury to person or property] in Bangladesh, or to enable any other person by means thereof to endanger life or cause serious 4[injury to person or property] in Bangladesh;
 
 
shall, whether any explosion does or does not take place and whether any injury to person or property has been actually caused or not, be punished with 5[imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty years and shall not be less than three years], to which fine may be added.

  • 1
    The words “unlawfully or maliciously” were substituted, for the words “unlawfully and maliciously” by section 3 of the Explosive Substances (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XXI of 1987).
  • 2
    The words “injury to person or property” were substituted, for the words “injury to property” by section 3 of the Explosive Substances (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XXI of 1987).
  • 3
    The words “injury to person or property” were substituted, for the words “injury to property” by section 3 of the Explosive Substances (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XXI of 1987).
  • 4
    The words “injury to person or property” were substituted, for the words “injury to property” by section 3 of the Explosive Substances (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XXI of 1987).
  • 5
    The words “imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty years and shall not be less than three years” were substituted, for the words and comma “transportation for a term which may extent to twenty years to which fine may be added, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years” by section 3 of the Explosive Substances (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XXI of 1987).
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