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14/07/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

1The Evidence Act, 1872

( ACT NO. I OF 1872 )

Chapter VII

OF THE BURDEN OF PROOF

Burden of proving that person is alive who has not been heard of for seven years
108. Provided that when the question is whether a man is alive or dead, and it is proved that he has not been heard of for seven years by those who would naturally have heard of him if he had been alive, the burden of proving that he is alive is shifted to the person who affirms it.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Bangladesh", "Government" and "Taka" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan", "Central Government" and "rupees" or "Rs." 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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