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06/12/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

1The Penal Code, 1860

( ACT NO. XLV OF 1860 )

Chapter XVI

OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE HUMAN BODY

Of Kidnapping, Abduction, Slavery and Forced Labour

Habitual dealing in slaves
Buying or disposing of any person as a slave
 
 
371. Whoever habitually imports, exports, removes, buys, sells, traffics or deals in slaves, shall be punished with 2[imprisonment] for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

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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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    The word “imprisonment” was substituted, for the word “transportation” by section 19 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)
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