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27/05/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

1The Penal Code, 1860

( ACT NO. XLV OF 1860 )

Chapter III

OF PUNISHMENTS

Fractions of terms of punishment
57. In calculating fractions of terms of punishment, 2[imprisonment] for life shall be reckoned as equivalent to 3[rigorous imprisonment for thirty years].

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh”, “Government”, “the Government” and “Taka” were substituted, for the words “Pakistan”, “Central or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government” or “the Provincial Government” or “Provincial Government” and “rupees” respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
  • 2
    The word “imprisonment” was substituted, for the word “transportation” by section 4 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)
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    The words “rigorous imprisonment for thirty years” were substituted, for the words “transportation for twenty years” by section 5 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)
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