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27/05/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

1The Penal Code, 1860

( ACT NO. XLV OF 1860 )

Chapter XVI

OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY

Of Hurt

Causing grievous hurt by rush driving or riding on a public way
2[338A. Whoever causes grievous hurt to any person by driving any vehicle or riding on any public way so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, or the personal safety of others shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 3[two years], or with fine, or with both.]

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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).
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    Section 338A was inserted by section 7 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. X of 1982)
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    The words “two years” were substituted, for the words “five years” by section 3 of the Penal Code (second Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLVIII of 1985)
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