NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 72 of the Government of India Act, as set out in the Ninth Schedule to the Government of India Act, 1935, the Governor General is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-
Power to extend Ordinance XLI of 1942, to police forces
2. The 2[Government] may, by notification in the official Gazette, direct that the provisions of section 2 and section 4 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Ordinance, 1942, shall apply to the officers and members of any police force or any portion of a police force specified in the notification, when employed on any duty specified in the notification, as they apply to officers and members of the military forces of Bangladesh; and on such direction being made the powers exercisable by an officer not below the rank of Captain in the military forces of Bangladesh shall be exercisable by any officer of a police force so specified who holds a gazetted appointment in such force.
The word “Government” was substituted for the words “Central Government or a Provincial Government” by section 8 of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision and Declaration) (Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. LIII of 1974)