Print

14/04/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Official Secrets Act, 1923

( ACT NO. XIX OF 1923 )

Restriction against photographs, sketches, etc., of prohibited and notified areas
1[3A.(1) No person shall, except under the authority of a written permit granted by or on behalf of the Government, make any photograph, sketch, plan, model, note or representation of any kind of any prohibited place or of any other place or area, notified by the Government as a place or area with regard to which such restriction appears to 2[the Government] to be expedient in the interests of the security of Bangladesh or of any part of or object in any such place or area.
 
 
(2) The government may, by general or special order make provision for securing that no photograph, sketch, plan, model, note or representation of any kind made under the authority of a permit granted in pursuance of sub-section (1) shall be published unless and until the same has been submitted to and approved by such authority or person as may be specified in the order, and may retain or destroy or otherwise dispose of anything so submitted.
 
 
(3) If any person contravenes any of the provisions of this section, he shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine or with both.]
 
 
. 3[* * *]

Copyright © 2019, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division
Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs